These schools were violating fee norms of state govt by demanding fees in excess of tuition fee.
The district education department of Dehradun has issued notices to ten private schools for violating government order on fees. In the order, the chief education officer (CEO) of Dehradun, Asha Rani Painyuli has said that these schools are demanding fees under different heads like building fund, sports, magazine, Identity card and other activity charges and are also putting undue pressure on the parents to deposit the fees. She said that the state administration in its order had said that the schools can charge only the tuition fees from parents if they are holding online classes for the students during lockdown period enforced to break infection cycle of COVID-19. The CEO has sought an explanation from these schools which they are required to submit within a week. On a stern note, she has warned that action under the Uttarakhand epidemic diseases COVID-19 regulations, 2020 and epidemic diseases act would be initiated against these schools if complaints against them are received in future.
The education department has taken the action on the complaint submitted by the National Association for Parents and Student Rights (NAPSR). The president of the association, Arif Khan said that at a time when the whole world is fighting against the menace of Coronavirus, the private schools are eyeing only their profit. He said that the state government should cancel the no objection certificate (NOC) provided to such schools.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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