Make education affordable, RSS tells govt

For education, the RSS’s highest decision-making body urged the government to set up a regulatory authority which could check the increasingly “aggressive” private sector.

Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Nagaur | Published:March 13, 2016 1:29 am

Claiming that the government was not allocating sufficient funds for education, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Saturday called for making quality education affordable and accessible to all.

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At a meeting of its Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha here, the Sangh passed two resolutions expressing “deep concern” over the privatisation and commercialisation of all levels of education and health.

For education, the RSS’s highest decision-making body urged the government to set up a regulatory authority which could check the increasingly “aggressive” private sector.

“The government…in the budgetary process…(is allocating to education) less than what is required…so the government is withdrawing and the private sector is becoming aggressive…if anyone is suffering because of this, it is the student,” RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sampark Pramukh Aniruddh Deshpande told mediapersons here.

“So we have talked about two things in our proposal…one, the government’s allocation should increase…and two, there should be an autonomous regulatory body for all institutes under the private sector…regulatory bodies exist today as well but they are not working efficiently,” he added.

The second resolution was related to healthcare, over which the Sangh again expressed deep concern.

“Healthcare is getting centralised in urban areas…there is a shortage of medical facilities in remote and rural areas…as a result, for an ordinary person, healthcare is expensive and often in a big way, unavailable,” Deshpande said.

“We have said in the proposal that healthcare should be affordable and accessible…generic medicines should be opened up…government should ensure that they are available everywhere. Medical education too, is getting expensive, and so the expense incurred on it is passed on to the ordinary person after starting practice…other branches of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani etc should be promoted (after ensuring) standardisation of methods,” he said.

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    s kumar
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:36 am
    Gullam nabi azad can explain the silence on the RSS view does he think the RSS is projecting hindutva education?
  2. S
    s kumar
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:35 am
    THE RSS is right the UPA govts and specially eduction has become elite/corporate business crores of rupees are being pumped and laudered it is time the parliament takes out a national policy for fees and admistration the state are misusing their powers and needs to be monitered.
  3. I
    Mar 13, 2016 at 3:13 am
    rightly projected. this will also help improve quality education.
  4. C
    Mar 15, 2016 at 11:28 am
    RSS pl. tell me how to 1. Recruit quality teachers ( bribes/reservation have to be stopped) 2. Make teachers teach in schools( punish er teachers) 3. Make teachers attend school everyday( punish er teachers) unless the above are taken care quality in Govt schools will be an Utopia ! Ram Rajya for RSS! Stop dreaming- we are in India. PL. list the children of BJP and RSS leaders whose children/g children study in Govt schools all over India ! Hypocracy!
  5. P
    Mar 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm
    BJP did not lose Delhi and Bihar elections because of lack of socialism? People in the street are not businessmen who will understand the benefits of bringing one party or the other in power? They behave strangely and unpredictably. They act with emotions. BJP had this historic opportunity to give new direction to this country but that opportunity has been squandered. What was needed was to go for may be painful but hard decisions on economic, social and political reforms? Here are a few I can list if Modi and Jaitley can read and understand (tell RSS politely to preserve their energy post 2019): 1. Reverse socialism with free enterprise (remove state from every enterprise. There will be lot of resistance by interest groups; ministers, babus, trade unions and contractors. But whatever the odds, close the eyes and do it. It doesn't require RS majority but iron will to do something good for the country). 2. Reduce tax rates drastically to attract foreign/domestic investment. Everybody knows in the world about business potential in emerging countries but they also see the other factors like taxation policy, babudom, rigid labor policies etc. If in the bargain, social spending comes down, let it be so. No price is more when it comes to country's interest. Most it can lead to is losing next general election but that seems likely anyway. 3. Business and enterprises leadership have a vision for next 20 years. Country's leadership should have vision for next 50 years. That means redesign your social sector schemes like MNERGA. No more FAWADA or BELCHA driven works but BULLDOZER and other sophisticated machinery driven works with modern and lasting facilities. There should be no difference in quality of roads, electricity, schools, hospitals and malls between villages, towns, cities and metros. No more TALAB KHUDAI and KACHHI SADAKS. TALABS only produce mosquitos and KACHI SADAKS damage cars and motor cycles, besides take longer to commute. Some times even no roads are better than gravel roads. Let there be 25% of roads but those be of highest quality so the last a decade compared to a gravel road lasting few months. That will require expert contractors and sophisticated machinery, so be it. Those will use less manpower, so be it. 50 years vision requires airports every 200 kilometers, plan for that. A stage will come when railways will be used only for freight, plan for that NOW.
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