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Private schools will have to declare fee structure on their website

The state government is mulling a draft that mandates refund of full amount of fees, if parents – after 15 days of child admission – feel that the fee is too high and withdraw their child from the institution.

lucknow Updated: May 12, 2017 14:16 IST
HT Correspondent
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The schools will also be asked to declare facilities and infrastructure they offer to students(HT FIle Photo)

Private schools will now have to declare their fee structure by uploading it on their website. And once they do this, they will not be allowed to revise it midway through the year in the name of development fees, etc.

Schools will also be asked to declare facilities and infrastructure they offer to students. The state government is mulling a draft that mandates refund of full amount of fees, if parents – after 15 days of child admission – feel that the fee is too high and withdraw their child from the institution.

GOVT MULLS DRAFT
  • The state government is mulling a draft that mandates refund of full amount of fees, if parents – after 15 days of child admission – feel that the fee is too high and withdraw their child from the institution
  • On Tuesday, the secondary education department had formed a committee under the proposed UP Schools (Regularisation of Fee Collection) Ordinance, 2017.
  • The nine-member committee was formed to suggest ways to curb commercialisation of education and excessive fee charged by private schools in the state.

These were some of the points that were discussed during the first meeting of the committee formed by the state government to regulate private schools’ fee. The panel shared the regulatory draft of four states – Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra – with the members.

The committee will prepare a draft in UP’s perspective, which will be more transparent and will not harass private schools, said principal secretary secondary education Jitendra Kumar.

He said the government has no intention to interfere in day-to-day affairs of private schools, but schools cannot engage in allied businesses like selling school books, dress material, etc.

“The schools were given no-objection certificate to impart education and not to do business,” said Kumar. The committee is expected to meet again soon and send its recommendations to the government.

On Tuesday, the secondary education department had formed a committee under the proposed UP Schools (Regularisation of Fee Collection) Ordinance, 2017. The nine-member committee was formed to suggest ways to curb commercialisation of education and excessive fee charged by private schools in the state.

The committee is headed principal secretary, secondary education Jitendra Kumar with principal secretary, higher education; secretary basic education; director, secondary education and basic education; special secretary, higher education as its members. Other members are retired IAS Om Pathak, Lucknow University vice-chancellor SP Singh while journalist Yogesh Kumar is special invitee in the committee.