In spite of some merits of the various educational policies, some demerits of the same may also be pointed out as below:
1. The education policies are silent on condition of those schools which are run throughout the country on commercial lines by certain persons or bodies. No education policies, so far, has suggested measures for reducing the differences in educational standards of poor children and more privileged ones.
2. The education policy of 1986 has recommended for starting an All India Educational Service. If this suggestion is implemented, the existing gulf between teachers and bureaucracy will be further widened. The All India Educational Service was stopped during the British days. The propriety of starting it again does not understand.
3. The various education policies stand for admission to university classes on the basis of capability. These features will deprive many youths of university education. According to some critics the Open University can never be a good substitute for regular university classes.
4. The education policy of 1986 has recommended the institution of capitation fees for admitting students in technical institutions. This cannot be accepted as a healthy policy, as this is likely to deprive many deserving students of obtaining technical education, if they cannot pay such a fee. On the basis of capitation fees students of deplorable capability are being admitted in many engineering colleges. Engineering graduates who have obtained their technical education on the basis of capitation fees are sure to be poor and unreliable workers afterward in their so- called chosen areas.