Himachal Pradesh government is asking GST over education. Finding it inappropriate, SFI (Student Federation of India) has submitted a Memorandum to the Education Minister of HP Govind Thakur. Wherein it conveyed disapproval against the state government’s plan to levy 18 percent GST on education.
Demanding that the proposal should be rescinded, the SFI also challenged the government’s rush to enforce the New Education Policy (NEP) in the state and demanded its withdrawal.
The students’ body contended that the Centre was trying to centralize and privatize education through the policy. Besides, the SFI urged that a girls’ hostel should be built at Government College, Sanjauli.
Meeting in Sanjauli
A special conversation on the New Education Policy (NEP) was organized at Government College, Sanjauli. Education Minister Govind Thakur was the supreme guest. Stating that teachers gave guidance to society, the minister said they would play an important role in carrying out the NEP at the ground level.
State Higher Education Council president Sunil Gupta emphasized on every element of the policy. The participating teachers also raised their questions and gave ideas deeming the policy.