The Haryana Progressive Schools Council (HPSC) has said that schools in Gurgaon and other parts of the state have no option but to transfer the burden of implementation of the proposed recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission on to the parents.
The pay commission recommendations require schools to pay teachers salaries as per the revised norms.
Schools may have to increase fees even higher than the prescribed 10 per cent from the 2009 session, as teachers are likely to be paid substantially higher salaries this time, said Partap Singh Yadav, the council’s general secretary.
However, officials from the education department said schools can't increase the fee more than 10 per cent as per the prescribed norms, unless and otherwise the state government issues special instructions.
The Haryana government, which has already announced implementation of the pay commission recommendations, is still to actually put it into practice.
Meanwhile, schools have already started discussions and are expected to meet under the banner of schools' council very soon, the general secretary added. He said many schools were already paying better salaries than what the state government gives.
“We are in favour of paying handsome salaries to the teachers who very aptly deserve the same. Whether or not and sooner or later, the recommendations of the Pay Commission are implemented in Haryana, our school members more or less have decided to hike the salaries of their teachers,” Yadav said.
“But this huge financial burden would have to be ultimately borne by the parents and schools would have no other option but to raise the fee,” he added.