Chairman, Chief Minister's Taskforce on Elementary Education, Raja Muhammad Anwar has said that keeping in view the increasingly important role of the private sector in the promotion of education; the Punjab government does not intend to levy any tax on private schools to facilitate them. He said that committee constituted for the perfection of private educational institutions has also recommended the provision of free books to all those private schools who are receiving monthly fee less than one thousand rupees. This policy will serve the purpose of the government to give free education to all without any discrimination, he added. In his statement issued here Raja Anwar said that it is the priority of the government that private educational institutions should run their affairs through an independent and autonomous statutory body and solve their problems by themselves. He told that a proposition is under constitution that an independent, autonomous and representative institution to be entitled "Punjab Private Education Promotion and Regulatory Authority" (PPERA), comprising of private schools, be set up in the province, with eight representatives from private sector and seven from the public sector. The committee has recommended to the government that PPERA should determine and collect registration and annual dues of the private schools. It should also be autonomous to formulate its bye-laws. This will benefit the private sector by playing a more facilitating role, he added. Raja observed that PPERA will act as a one window facilitator to the private sector. He said that "the Punjab private educational institutions (promotion and regulation) ordinance, 1984, dealing with the functioning of private sector schools, also contained a fee clause while we didn't bring up any such proposal in our recommendations. On the other hand, he added, we have recommended to the government to fully facilitate the private sector. The PPERA, after coming into being will be in a position to catalyze better functioning of the educational system in the province.