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Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,

Effective Implementation of Environmental Science/Education in India

To, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Respected Sir, With due respect, we would like to inform you that, India has exhibited vigorous economic growth unmatched elsewhere in the industrial world. This impressive record has been marred by significant deterioration of the environment. What’s needed is the political will, commitment and action-in the form of investments, education, and policy reforms to reverse the alarming environmental degradation. Supreme Court of India in 1991 said that “We are in a democratic polity where dissemination of information is the foundation of the system". In this backdrop if the laws are to be enforced and the malaise of pollution has to be kept under control and the environment has to be protected in an unpolluted state it is necessary that people are aware of the vice of pollution and its evil consequences. Environment Science should be taught as a compulsory subject at all levels of education”. Seeing the importance of the environment subject thousands of youths received degrees in environment to get a decent job or to earn a decent livelihood. Unfortunately the order of Supreme Court of India was not implemented in its letter and spirit.It also notified that, every college must should have qualified degree holder in Environmental Science subject as teacher/lecturer/assistant professor for teaching this subject more over it is also mandatory as per guideline of environmental issues concern that every industrial unit must should have one qualified Environmental degree holder as Environmental Expert for environmental issues but, in reality there is no such opportunity for environmental science degree holders neither in schools, colleges, governmental organisations or in industries also This killed the dreams of thousands of environment degree holders resulting into undue hardship caused to them. Many of them are jobless because of no appointments, appointments by whims and fancy, irregular and illegal appointments. We have humble request to our Hon'ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi  (1) To fill up vacancies of environment teachers/experts on permanent basis.  2) To ask all concerned authorities to appoint only qualified and eligible teachers having specialization in environment. We have the challenge to fulfil the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals from 2015 to 2030. Hope everyone will support this great cause as it is for the national interest & mother earth concern. Please support this cause and share to every person. We need your support in protecting our Mother Earth a better place to live. Thank you with regards Dr.Rouf ur Rafiq(J&K), Dr. Rema Thankappan (Kerala), Navneet Yadav (UP), Deep Chakraborty (WB), Naresh Bhardwaj (Haryana), Dr.Yamini Srivastava (Delhi), Mohit Sharma (UP), Kumar Deepak, Sagar Sheikh (Gujarat), Dr. Munmun Chakarvorty (UP), Hemant Nagar (Rajasthan), Dr Chhotu Rao (Haryana), Dr. Nilima Roy (MP), Dr. Harish Banugondi (Karnataka), Swapnil Newale (MH), Joystu Dutta (Chhattisgarh), Dr. Pawan Bharti Chauhan (Delhi), Dr. Binota Gugu Thokchom(Manipur), Dr. Simi Talukdar,(Assam), Shailendra Yadav (UP), Nilima Mukherjee (WB), Dr. Kush Kushwah (MP), Mandeep Kaur (Punjab), Deepeshwar Singh (MP), Priyabrata Roy (WB), Dr. Sandhya Mishra, (UP), Raman Patel (Gujarat), Krishna Mohan (UP), Neha Singh (UP), Kartheek Mamidi (Telangana), Dr. Nidhi Joshi (Uttarakhand), Dr. Manju NJ (Karnataka), Gourav Kumar (Bihar), Dr. Tarakeshwar Senapati (WB), Gourav Kumar (Bihar), Dr. M. Devachandra Singh, (Manipur), Barun Sharma (Bihar), Dr. Sudhanshu Kaushik,(Uttarakhand), Dr. Pankaj Saini (UP), Anant Kumar (Bihar), Randhir Kumar Singh (Jharkhand), Moharana Choudhury (Assam). On Behalf of: Association of Indian Environmental Degree Holders (AIEDH, India) Association of Indian Environmental Degree Holders (AIEDH, India)    

Moharana Choudhury
29,390 supporters
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Petition to Prakash Javdekar, Arvind Kejriwal, Anil Swaroop, Manish Sisodia

Central law to regulate fee hike across private schools in India

Schools have turned education into a business Private Schools are hiking their fees every year! From 15% to 25% and sometimes as high as 200%. No reasons given ,no consent taken. So where is all the money going? Clearly not where it matters the most as has been exposed by increasing incidents like the latest Ryan school tragedy. This Profiteering and commercialisation of education must stop. As a mother I have been struggled with the fee hikes myself. As a lawyer I have been fighting court cases on behalf of these aggrieved parents. The Supreme Court in 2004 had directed all state governments to enact a fee regulation act and constitute a fee regulation committee. Despite several such SC judgements only some states like Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Gujarat Haryana and Rajasthan have enacted the act so far. However every state has a different fee regulation act. They have shortcomings which have come in the way of their proper implementation.  Education is the responsibility of both the Centre and the States. The Central government must act now because states have failed in trying to curb this growing racket. That’s why I started this petition asking the Education Minister, Prakash Javadekar, to introduce a law to regulate fee hikes across all private schools in India. The MHRD can intervene in two ways: 1. Make an amendment in RTE act and include provision for regulation of Fees. Appoint a committee at the central level (central free regulatory committee)and state level (State fee regulatory committee). The committee at the central level should be an appellate body. 2. Make a separate legislation with stringent provisions for fee regulation. Under this there can be a fee regulatory bodies both at the central, state and the district level. a. The state and district committees should be empowered to look into the accounts of the schools and trusts to check for any profiteering and commercial activities.b. The committee should be able to penalise any school found to be charging excess fees. The excess amount should be refunded to parents.c. For fee revision it must be mandatory for schools to submit their proposal and justify the hike. d. Schools should not be allowed to collect fees till their accounts have been verified by these committees. The verification should be displayed on the school notice board e. Parents should be able to approach these committees in case of fee disputes or complaints Government intervention is the need of the hour to ensure that education does not become a tool to siphon off money. School should be free to set their fee structure provided it is reasonable and not amounting to profiteering. I therefore request the HRD minister to step in and bring about the much needed reform and consider this proposal for enacting a central legislation or to amend RTE act.

Anubha Sahai
200,217 supporters
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Petition to Chair Person - National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chairperson - Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chairperson - Tamil Nadu Commission For Protection of Child Rights, Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

NEET denies equal opportunity for the marginalized children, be it any state. Ban NEET.

NEET or any such entrance examination which give an upper hand to children having access to highly paid coaching institutes is naturally a grave danger to equal opportunities being available for the marginalized section of the society who have limited or no access to such specialized training. Such a scenario, being projected as a mandate to increasing quality of the education thus denied to such section can be nothing but mockery of their capabilities. The death of Anitha is a stark reminder to such truth and I think it is a grave violation of the rights of the child to equal opportunities and equal education. We severely condemn the lack of empathy and rationale on the part of the Central and State Governments to do so. NEET, must by all means vanish. Not only NEET, this raises the same question for all the other examinations that claim to tap quality human resource into the Government workforce or Higher Education. Have such tests been inclusive of the marginalized children is clearly a question brought to the forefront now. As responsible systems, it is our duty to bring this under the scanner and do justice to the departed child.  In addition, the commissions must ensure that enough mechanisms must be put in place to ensure that such injustice does not happen to child petitioners or any children, in the future pushing their tender minds to take such extreme measures.  NEET must go. So, must we reconsider all other such eligibility tests. Equal education and equal opportunities and a correspondingly equal creation of opportunities must be ensured. Tamil Nadu State Commission For Protection of Child Rights must suo motu petition the National Commission, the Government of India and the State Government to assess the issue and do justice to the marginalized children.

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