Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Is Not Education Free In India?

President of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…



The Union Minister HRD

(Shri Prakash Javadekar)

Subject: Is Not Education Free In India?

Dear Sir,

This has been our understanding but, we learn most of the schools, especially non-governmental schools, charge high fees for teaching.

We know of cases when the parents of the children are required to pay quite a large amount for the school uniforms that are to be stitched as per the rules laid down by the government school.

Sir, the above information which known to many in the country, is very very bad. We do hope you would not mind these strong words.

The financial burden on parents, especially belonging to lower income group parents, is very heavy. When the middle income group or higher income group people could possibly afford it.

As the matter of fact a few years back we had brought it to the notice of the Union Government that the education was then Rs. 4000 cr. industry. The situation must have deteriorated still further.

Well, Sir, we would with all the strength at our command, will humbly urge you to ensure the education in the country is free.

As matter of fact, our understanding is one can do even Phd free of cost. Is this not true? According to the instruction of Government of India, this is true. Of course, the student concerned will have to pass the necessary tests.

Sir, we again humbly urge you to MAKE EDUCATION FREE in the country. Let our students in India be educated!


Yours sincerely,

D.C. Nath

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

(Former Spl. Director, IB)



Source: Patriots Forum

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