The state government of Gujarat has developed a policy to control play schools and other pre-primary non-grant-in-aid institutions because there is a lack of regulations in place.
The director of primary education has been recognised as the Gujarat State Pre-Primary Regulatory Authority by the “Policy for Non Grant-in-Aid Private Pre-Primary Education Institute,” which was announced by the government on May 15. Furthermore, it will be up to the district primary education officer or district education officer to approve or revoke the registration of such institutes.
Director (Primary Education) M I Joshi told to sources, “We know about 9,000 existing private schools that provide pre-primary classes in the state. The state government does not have a count of standalone pre-primary institutes, as they are not regulated.”
The existing institutes are required to get registered within 12 months from commencement of the policy. No new institute can be established without registration, the fee for which has been decided at Rs 5,000 per class.