Faridabad pvt schools remain closed

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

Akhran da mureed
Staff member
Protesting against the implementation of Section 134-A by the state government, a majority of private schools here remained closed today. The Association of Private Schools in Haryana had announced a strike against the implementation of Section 134-A by the state government. The district has around 550 private schools at present.
“We submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister highlighting the issue of injustice being done to private schools through the disputed clause of Section 134-A of the Haryana Education Act and have requested him to intervene to resolve the issue,” said Suresh Chander, a spokesperson of the association.
He said while the agitation would continue and private schools in Jind and Sonepat districts would remain closed on Saturday and Monday as part of the drive, the association would discuss its strategy next week if the government failed to come out with any positive response.
He said around 550 private schools in the district observed strike as no classes were held today.
“All ongoing internal tests in schools have been rescheduled as per the programme and studies will resume tomorrow,” he said.
Seeking to replace Section 14-A with the Right to Education Act, the association claimed that it was the duty of the government to bear the cost of studies of underprivileged students.
It has also demanded abolition of house tax for schools and exemption from installation of sewage treatment plant.