Speaking up for Budget Private Schools: Meeting with Shri Arun Jaitley

Date: 10th January 2019

A delegation representing the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) met Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister to urge the government to release the reimbursements committed under Section 12 (1) (C) of the Right to Education Act to enable schools to ensure continued learning for students from economically weaker and disadvantaged communities. They also contested the low bar for tax exemption, set at 1 crore for "Not for profit" education societies since it makes the functioning of the budget private schools unviable.

Shri Kulbhushan Sharma, President, NISA; supported by Members of Parliament Shri B Vinod Kumar, Kareemnagar Constituency, Telangana; and Shri Jitender, MP, Andhra Pradesh presented the concerns and enduring challenges faced by private school owners, particularly those of budget private schools that remain dependent on timely reimbursements.