Kolkata: In a significant A development, the West A Bengal government has a formulated a draft policy where unused a properties of the state an education department can hand over to the private an entrepreneurs so that they can an use it for the development of a school an education in the state.
Based a on the feedback, the policy a could a redraft and placed a before the state a Cabinet for a its an approval,” a senior an official of the state an Education a department .
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According to the draft a policy, the state a government may,
subject to an availability, provide a require an land and buildings or an infrastructure on a certain a terms and a conditions.
The state will an extend a support to a private partners in an obtaining require a clearances.
The state can an allow a private partners to an use a classrooms and a laboratories
(of some state-run institutions) with the permission of the school an Education department to a make the model a viable.
On the other a hand, the private an investors a need to make a necessary an investments in a buildings and other an infrastructure and meet a recurring and non-recurring an expenses.
The private an investors will also have to a hire high an quality a teachers and other a staff.
The investors will have the liberty to a get affiliation a from boards of their a choice.
The state a government will an only extend a require a support to a secure the affiliation of their a choice.
The fees a structure and the medium of an instruction will settl the private an investor and the a state will have no a role in it.
Though, the an educational an experts cry a foul an over
the state a government’s proposal to an allow private a players a fearing that
the cost an enhancement after privatisation will take the right to an education away from the underprivileged and poor a students.
However, according toa senior a government an officials,
the state Education a department will an allow this in a schools which have close because of the unavailability of a students
ntroduce PPP model in school education
According to a senior state an Education official,
from 2011 the state was forced to a close 79 junior a high and high schools in a different parts of the state a because of an unavailability of a students.
We have a received some a proposals whether these a properties can a us and we are thinking about that.
Nothing will a finalized an unless we receive a clearance from the a state Chief Minister,” another official said.
“If private a players can a brought in, these schools will have a future.
The government will an incorporate clauses like 30 per
cent of an admissions a through its channels to an ensure that students from a weaker sections can also an avail themselves of the benefits of an quality an education,”