Gats Agreement And India

After several roundtable discussions on the GATS, India presented numerous „offers“ to WTO members. Although final commitments are made, many aspects of the GATS agreement can be implemented by various higher education institutions and universities across the country. If India offers the final commitments, it will be obliged to apply the same legally. These commitments will become „irreversible“ and, regardless of which government is in power, we only have to support further liberalisation of our markets and the liberalisation of education. The model we use shows its age. The GATS and other similar agreements are probably the straw that could break camels and plunge society into chaos, while working class and middle class are sacrificed to a neoliberal cult ideology that does not fit logic. Some activist groups believe that GATS risks undermining the ability and authority of governments to regulate commercial activities within their own borders, which will lead to the flight of power from the commercial interests of citizens. In 2003, the GATSwatch network published a critical opinion, supported by more than 500 organizations in 60 countries. [1] At the same time, countries are not required to enter into international agreements such as the GATS. For countries that like to attract trade and investment, GATS adds a degree of transparency and legal predictability. Legal barriers to trade in services may have legitimate political reasons, but they can also be an effective instrument for large-scale corruption. [2] It is ironic that the WTO relies on „transparency“ when most of its treaties and agreements are totally outside of public access and control. For example, details of the WTO-GATS agreements are available in Indian education on the Ministry of Commerce website and not on the MHRD.

The government did not try to seek the views of teachers, teachers, teachers and other play media before taking such a drastic step. Details are not available in all Indian languages. Nevertheless, transparency is another unconditional obligation under the GATS (Article III of the GATS), in addition to the MFN. No WTO member country can make political changes without proper notification from the WTO. All statistics will also be provided. If requested by GATS, Indian universities have already worked hard to patrol various student and faculty activities in the name of safety, transparency and accountability. Monitoring and control are standardized under the name of transparency. Surveillance cameras are quickly installed at various locations on campus. The students have objected to this approach on several occasions, but the practice continues. Protests are closely monitored. On several campuses, there are official injunctions requiring the administration to post posters, organize protests, etc.

The WTO will have the right to legally challenge any rule changes and to make governments accountable for supporting this process. Another feature of this project is the so-called „e-governance“ of universities. As in India, GATS is being used behind the scenes to undermine public higher education, particularly financial assistance to poor and middle-class families in the United States, and to end our hopes for quality health care for all. We are being told, politicians are pretending that these agreements do not exist. This will be a big problem if the changes they are considering are ever fully implemented.