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AAP activists on fast for NMC schools’ revamp


NAGPUR: Alleging that Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) was neglecting its colleges to favour personal tutorial institutions, activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have introduced speedy unto dying at RBI Square from Monday.

The agitators are difficult growth in NMC-run colleges by way of following the style followed by way of AAP authorities in New Delhi the place all government-run colleges have shown outstanding turnaround and are actually at par with personal colleges.

Activists Dipak Sane and Nikhil Kumar Ganer have started speedy unto dying. Other activists — Rajesh Paunikar, Dyaneshwar Gokhe, Bhaiyyalal Suryawanshi, Karan Shahu, Chandrashekar Parad, Manoj Soni, Sanjay Sharma and Rajivkumar Mhaisbadwe also are a part of the agitation.

Sane advised NewsTread that police division was pressuring them to name off the agitation. “NMC colleges are in dangerous situation. It is the duty of the civic body to supply primary education to all youngsters. Children from poor households and residing in slums are totally dependant on NMC colleges. Yet, the civic body is shutting down its colleges once a year,” he mentioned.

Sane added, “The NMC is misusing its faculty structures for different purposes in violation of norms. The structures are being used as zonal workplaces, for water works division and different purposes. Some faculty structures had been rented out to personal events. A few structures are being used for housing police stations and so on. BJP ministers have introduced handy over NMC faculty structures to personal events. They have even urged to open analysis centres in those structures,” he added.


Sane also mentioned the number of scholars in personal colleges is over 4.5 lakh while most effective 15,800 in NMC colleges. “Strength in NMC colleges must be greater than personal colleges as scholars get education and all similar subject material, together with uniforms, free of cost. Teaching and non-teaching group of workers are paid as per authorities pay scales,” he mentioned.


Sane and different AAP activists, who've been fighting for the purpose since 2015, had submitted a number of memorandums to involved government, but the situation of the schools remained unchanged.


“The number of NMC colleges has diminished to a great extent in 10 years. The NMC used to run around 300 colleges previous, the number of which has now long past down to simply 148. The state authorities and the NMC is spending around Rs50 crore per annum on those colleges, still there is no growth,” Sane mentioned.




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