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Roundtable on the Regulation of Non-State Actors in India’s School Education (Summary Note)

Accountability Initiative Staff

With rising demand for education during the last few decades from all sections of the society, there has been an increase in non-state participation in provisioning of schools, as well as, in supplementary services across India.

While there are certain state-level regulations and policies, India lacks an overarching structure and framework for the regulation of private actors. With this background, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) recently came out with a paper titled “Regulation of Non-State Actors in School Education in India”, which has contributed to the 2022 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) South Asia report on non-state actors in education.

However, more discussions are required in order to develop better policy interventions towards creating an efficient system for regulation of non-state actors. This has acquired greater urgency in light of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’s proposed regulatory framework as part of its recommendations.

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