Ministers gloriously and pompously declare that the government schools will be so improved that they would be better than corporate schools. The facilities and the quality in teaching would be so improved that nobody would think of sending their children to costly private corporate schools. By these statements they are conceding that the government schools have been inferior to the corporate schools. In spite of claiming and asserting that the government schools would be better than corporate schools , they don’t send their own children to government schools or colleges; they send them to very costly private schools in India and sometimes abroad too.
Ministers declare that government hospitals would be so improved and are working so well that they would be better than corporate hospitals. There by they are conceding that government hospitals have been inferior to private corporate hospitals.The government hospitals are equipped / will be equipped with the latest medical machines and facilities . Yet, we see the Chief Minister and the Ministers patronizing and getting treated only in the corporate private hospitals at enormous cost reimbursed by the government. We see their pictures entering into and exiting from corporate hospitals with news and photographs published in newspapers and displayed over TV channels.
Is this not cheating by the ministers and government officers who also patronize corporate schools as well as corporate hospitals while at the same time and all the time singing sympathy and assistance to the poor, social justice and equality .
In order to prove the sincerity in their profession the following should be required to be followed by them.
Improvement in government schools :
- Government teachers appointed by the government should admit their children only in government schools especially in the schools where they are posted to. They must also live only in the village /town where the school in which they work. For this purpose every Panchayat & Municipality should be required to build residential accommodation, may be as a hotel for these teachers /doctors family . It should not be an ownership basis but allotted for the period for which the teachers / doctors work in that Panchayat / village or Municipal town.
- Those who send their children teachers or government servants to private schools shall not be entitled to certain allowances.Condition of service in government that all government servants should send their children only to government schools and any medical reimbursement or educational assistance shall not be admissible if the treatment is taken in private hospitals unless exception is granted case by case by the competent medical authority of the government that the treatment is not possible in the government hospital and therefore the person may be allowed to be treated in an authorized corporate hospital.
- Teachers should not be allowed to form Trade Unions like Democratic Teachers Association, Progressive Teachers Association, National Teachers Association ….there can be only subject -wise societies like a history society, a science society, a literary society etc. Similarly the students should not be drawn into politically motivated unions like Progressive Democratic Students Union, Revolutionary Students Union , All India Students Federation, Students Federation of India, SIMI etc. The purpose of education upto SSLC level and arguably at higher level even should be for character building. The teachers should act like sculptors to sculpt the character and personality of the young. Beyond the SSLC stage students can be expected to think and learn on their own and also inquire into various social problems and institutions. Upto the SSLC level the teachers should be Gurus who instil an inquiring spirit and moral and ethical values for human beings irrespective of the religious faiths and creeds and ideologies.