The parents of students of Katrap Vidyalaya, Badlapur, have begun an indefinite hunger strike to protest the school’s monthly fee hike from Rs 500 to Rs 620.
The government is yet to take a decision on the Kumud Bansal Committee report on recommendations for fee regulation in private, unaided schools. The report recommends that schools be allowed to earn a 15 per cent surplus over expenses. The court has set February 10 deadline for a government decision.
“Parents should not pay the hiked fees until the government takes a decision on the matter,” said Jayant Jain, president of the All India Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations.
“The school is not profiteering and has shown parents bank slips to prove that 80 per cent of their expenses are on teachers’ salaries,” said principal Amita Chinderkar.