CBSE. ICSE schools to hold protest convetnion

The Kerala CBSE School Management Association and Confederation of ICSE Schools will jointly hold a convention here tomorrow to protest against the state government's move to bring in new rules under sect 38 of the Right to Education act, which would have a 'detrimental' affect on the CBSE and ISCE school managements.

The proposed rules and regulations have been upheld by the Lida commission appointed by the state government.

The rules would have far reaching 'detrimental' consequences on the CBSE and ISCE managements and would curtail their freedom and hamper smooth functioning, Kerala CBSE Managemetns Association President, T P M Irabhim Khan and General Secretary, Indira Rajan told reporters here.

Under sect 38, every state government is authorised to make rules as per the convenience and situation of each state.

In Kerala there are 820 CBSE and 180 ICSE schools which have been functioing for over 40 years, Khan said.

The state government wants to bring the two managements under the Kerala Education Rules (KER), the CBSE and ISCSE schools have been asked to pay Commercial tariff rates for power and building tax, they alleged.

The convention, in which delagtes from all over the state would be attending, will be inaugurated by Union minister with independent charge of Agriculture, K V Thomas, at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium here tomorrow.

The CBSE and ICSE managements are not against the implementation of Right to Education rule. But to control the managements and hamper their functioning would not be allowed, they said.

Nearly 1000 school managements and over 50,000 delegates from all over the state would be participating in the convention.

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