Private schools cannot hike fees till further orders: Parmar
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) and General Administration Inder Singh Parmar has said that the parents or guardians of students studying in non-aided nongovernment schools of State will not have to submit any fee other than the tuition fee till further orders.
Along with this, no private school will be able to increase any fees in the academic session 2021-22 till further orders. He informed that these instructions would be equally applicable to all nonaided non-government schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education and other boards in the State.
For the academic session 2021-22, if fees have been increased by any non-government schools, then the fees collected by such increase will be adjusted against the next due fees of the students oncerned. He said that students and parents have been affected by the circumstances of last year’s infection of COVID19. At present also the same situation prevails. Therefore, in continuation of the decision of 4th November 2020 passed by the Hon’ble High Court in the last year, this year also these instructions have been issued for the academic session 2021- 22.
School Education Department has issued instructions in this regard to the Collectors of all the districts, all the Divisional Joint Director Public Instructions and District Education Officers. In relation to the academic session 2020- 21, subclause 4 of clause 2 of the instructions issued by the departmental circular issued on March 1, 2021 has been made ineffective till further orders.
Along with this, the instructions issued by the Directorate of Public Instruction on 29 June 2021 regarding fee hike by non-government schools has been made ineffective till further orders.