Schools in Gurgaon must justify hike or face Govt action
The Haryana Directorate of School Education has directed the Gurgaon and Faridabad administrations to send within 15 days names of schools that have arbitrarily hiked tuition fees.india Updated: May 12, 2009 00:46 IST
The Haryana Directorate of School Education has directed the Gurgaon and Faridabad administrations to send within 15 days names of schools that have arbitrarily hiked tuition fees.
Action may be taken against schools that can’t justify the hike.
Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Shakti Singh said the Commissioner and Director, General School Education, Anurag Rastogi directed all district education officers to get from schools details of the fee hike and facilities provided by them.
Singh said that the Gurgaon district education officer had sent copies of the directive to all private schools.
Private school authorities, however, said they were yet to receive the circular.
“…some private schools, especially in NCR region, have considerably raised their fee and funds for the session 2009-10. As per Rule 158 (1) of the Haryana School Rules 2003, the fee and funds to be charged from the pupils shall be notified every year,” the circular sent by the commissioner stated.
“As per Rule 158 (2), the manager of every recognised school shall submit the detail of minimum facilities being provided and the maximum fee charged in Form VI,” it said.
The circular stated that if the increase in the fee and funds was not found to be justified, “then such cases may be referred to the commissioner and director general school education for further action.”
The commissioner asked the education officers to ensure that all schools strictly followed the provisions laid down in the Haryana School Education Act 1995 and Rules 2003 as well as the instructions issued by the school education department.