The organisation said that it had submitted a detailed set of recommendations to the ministry of human resources development (MHRD) concerning a wide-ranging set of issues, including saffronisation, centralisation and commercialisation of education through NEP.
SIO has proposed that the fees of all the schools in the state must be reduced by 50% for the months when no physical classes are to be held.
The government also capped the duration of online sessions for higher classes – one hour for classes 3 to 5, two hours for classes 6 to 8 and three hours for classes 9 to 12.
The post drew condemnation from leaders of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and Yuva Sena, youth wings of ruling Congress and Shiv Sena respectively, who accused BJP of doublespeak on the issue of fee payment during the lockdown.
With backward categories and minorities, especially Muslims, in the state still lagging behind in education, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has demanded that the new government in Maharashtra bring special regulation to ensure adequate representation of SCs, STs and minorities in the educational institutes.
The heavy downpour and inundation, which continued for days, damaged some school buildings and destroyed books, papers and sports and laboratory equipment in others.