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CBSE Paper Leak: NISA Demands for Resignation of Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar Union Human Resource Minister addressing the media in New Delhi
Source: Ministry of MHRD

As outrage escalating in various parts of India, the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) has sought the immediate resignation of Union Human Resource Minister; Prakash Javadekar for his failure to conduct the fair examination.

The national president of the alliance, Kulbhushan Sharma said, “CBSE paper leak has caused immense stress to our children. We have time and again requested the CBSE through various representation that the board should restrict its role to its core objective which is to conduct the examination of students. Under political pressure, CBSE got deviated from its core focus and started to act as a regulator. Since the CBSE functions under MHRD, we see it as a failure of government and demand the immediate resignation of the HRD minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar.”

Crucial Points:

– Private schools body upset with CBSE paper leak case
– CBSE is distracted from its key focus under political pressure
– Demands CBSE to become completely independent and autonomous body
– Recommends clear separation of roles of MHRD and CBSE

The national coordinator of the alliance, Amit Chandra said, “The incident of CBSE paper leak is just an indicator of the failure of the government to give fair and transparent governance in education. There has to be a clear separation of role within the governance of education. There should be independent and autonomous institutions for regulation, financing, and assessment of education. As long as all three roles are controlled by MHRD, incidents such as CBSE paper leak would continue to happen.”

It is important to bring to notice that NISA in collaboration with NCSE has launched Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan (Save Education Campaign) to demand student-centric reforms in school education. The campaign aims to restore Shiksha, Suraksha, and Samman (Education, Safety, and Dignity) of all stakeholders in education. The alliance aims to bring 1 lakh people to Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on 07 April 2018.

The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA): The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) is a platform that brings together budget private schools (BPS) from across the country to give them a unified voice to address their concerns about regulatory challenges and to facilitate quality improvement in schools. As of today, NISA represents 60,000 schools from 36 state associations which cater to the needs of 22 million children at an average of 400 children per school.

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