Advocating for Students’ Safety - NISA meets with the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Date: 19th February 2019
Venue: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

On 19th February representatives from the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) met with the Ministry of Human Resource Development to discuss guidelines to secure accountability from school management in the matter of student safety. As the principal voice of Budget Private Schools (BPS) in India, the NISA delegation flagged the concerns faced by BPS vis-a-vis implementation of the guidelines, making a strong case for consulting stakeholders in preparing guidelines so that feasible and implementable solutions can be designed to ensure student safety in schools.

The meeting was chaired by Ms Reena Ray, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development and attended by other co-petitioners.

In 2018, NISA had submitted a Charter of Demands to the MHRD, voicing the concerns of budget private schools in India.