Reject KER Reforms Committee report: Mani

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Kottayam, Feb 5 (UNI) Kerala Congress leader K M Mani, MLA, today claimed that the report of the Kerala Education Rules (KER) Reforms Committee was only a revised version of Mundasserry's Education Bill, 1957, and against Article 30(1) of the Constitution.

At a press conference here, he appealed to the State Government to reject the report as it was ''detrimental to both the minority and majority community managements''. The Committee had only implemented the Government's directions. The Government was trying to implement its political agenda in the education sector, he charged.

The recommendation to entrust the appointment of teachers and non-teaching staff in aided schools to an independent statutory agency and to set up education councils with members of the local bodies to evaluate the performance of the schools could not be accepted. If the Government tried to implement the recommendations, the consequences would be serious, he warned.

Meanwhile, Nair Service Society (NSS) General Secretary P K Narayana Panicker said the NSS would oppose the recommendation to entrust the appointment of teachers and non-teaching staff to a statutory agency as it was detrimental to the NSS and other majority community managements.

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