Jagan’s somersaults on “Amma vodi” scheme is being debated a lot in social media. The latest announcement of CMO about making this scheme applicable to private schools as well is seen as Jagan yielding to private school mafia or private school lobbying.
As part of the election campaign, Jagan announced that he will give 15,000 for every mother who sends his kids to schools. Jagan promised this scheme will be applicable to mother sending kids to government schools or private. However, after forming the government, YSRCP leaders who are ministers made a statement that the scheme will be applicable only to mothers sending kids to government schools. In fact, many netizens appreciated the decision of the government to restrict the scheme only for government schools. However, now the latest announcement from CMO that the scheme will be applicable to private schools giving the impression that CM might have yielded to private school mafia. The decision is criticized and many are opining that this will break the back of government schools.
Many people opine that private schools get benefited by this as they will not pass the benefit to parents but increase the fees accordingly. Also, others opine that it would have been a good thing if government applies Amma vodi only to government schools and for strictly control the fees of private schools. We will have to wait and see the long term consequences of this scheme.