Introduction Today education has become a business. Parents and the teachers are being exploited by the school/college/institute management and the prospective talents are being killed by this faulty and corrupt education system. I would like to draw your attention towards the few points, which need an urgent attention.
Protecting the rights of teachers and assistant professors As on today teachers are being paid very less, even the minimum wage act 1948 is violated by most of the private schools and educational institutes. Teachers are paid Rs 3000 - 5000/- per month. Even few schools pay on paper ten to fifteen thousand per month .But in reality they give cheque or take signature on higher amount and take back more than half the amount of the salary from the teachers, thus fooling the system. A illiterate contract labour gets 12000 to 15000/- per month with all benefits, whereas a post graduate with B.Ed degree gets Rs 5000/- per month without any benefits. This is the misery of a teacher in India. In light of the above facts please protect the financial and social rights of teacher by fixing minimum wage. I am submitting the following points, which if implemented will improve the education system.
The first National Education Policy (NEP) was announced in the year 1968 when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister followed by the second NEP in the year 1986, Rajiv Gandhi being the Prime minister at that time. The second NEP was revised in 1992 when P V Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister. The 10+2+3 structure of education and the three language formula are among the most enduring legacies of the NEP-I. The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal Scheme, Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas and use of IT in education are the results of NEP-II. Thus we can see that at the policy level, broader guidelines are issued, leaving the nuts and bolts of the execution to the implementation agencies. The suggestions made by the author are practical but impracticable as it is considered a taboo to talk about the abolition of the reservation system. As far as privatization of the education is concerned, that is meant primarily to address the needs of the growing population at exponential rates.