1 min read.Updated: 17 Apr 2020, 09:52 PM IST Edited By Deepak Upadhyay ( with inputs from Agencies )
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' also asked the private schools to reconsider their decision to collect quarterly fee during the lockdown period
The HRD minister said he hopes that the education department of all states would work towards best interest of schools and parents
NEW DELHI :
Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' today asked private schools to reconsider their decisions on annual fee hike and collecting fee quarterly during coronavirus lockdown.
"It has been brought to my notice by many parents from all across the country that even in this time of crisis many schools are increasing their annual fee. A lot of schools are also asking the parents to deposit the school fee for 3 months together", Nishank tweeted.
It has been brought to my notice by many parents from all across the country that even in this time of crisis many schools are increasing their annual fee. A lot of schools are also asking the parents to deposit the school fee for 3 months together. #IndiaFightsCoronavirus
Pokhriyal further said PM Modi has also urged to give priority to human values in the time of this epidemic. And hence, he hope that all schools would be providing timely salary to their teachers and staff.
Earlier today, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia too asked all private schools in the national capital to charge only monthly tuition fees during the lockdown period.
मुख्यमंत्री @ArvindKejriwal ने आदेश दिए हैं कि दिल्ली के प्राइवेट स्कूल- -बिना सरकार से पूछे फ़ीस नहीं बढ़ाएँगे, -एक साथ तीन महीने की फ़ीस नहीं लेंगे, केवल एक महीने की tution फ़ीस के अलावा कोई अन्य फ़ीस नहीं लेंगे. -फ़ीस न देने पर किसी बच्चे को ऑनलाइन क्लास से नहीं हटाएँगे.
Sisodia said the private schools in the national capital can charge only monthly tuition fees during the lockdown period. The schools can not charge any other fee like bus transportation charge etc, the Delhi education minister added.
Sisodia also said no private school would be allowed to increase fees during the lockdown period and institutes are mandated to pay salaries to both contractual and full-time staff.