No flouting law on fee-structure: Gautam Buddh Nagar-administration instructs private-schools
The Gautam Buddh Nagar (Greater Noida) administration has asked all private schools in the district to adhere to the Uttar Pradesh Self Financed Independent Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, brought in this year to check arbitrary fee hikes by institutes. The schools have been asked to prepare their fee structures in accordance with the Act and publish it on their websites soon. Here's more.
The schools will also have to share the new fee structure with the district regulatory committee, headed by the district magistrate, within seven days. They have been directed to not change uniforms before five years and not select only particular shops for parents to buy books and dresses for their wards, as mandated by the Act, the officials said.
The instructions were laid out during a meeting between the administration officials, principals of all private schools and representatives of the All Noida Parents' Association in Greater Noida Saturday, according to an official statement. "The fee regulation act is applicable to all schools which take Rs. 25,000 or more annually in fees but does not include pre-nursery schools," District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said.
Singh warned action against any school which is found working in contravention of the Act. "In case, a school decides to change the uniform before 5 years, it will have to provide an appropriate justification. It also bars schools from asking students to purchase books or dress from a particular shop. The parents should have the freedom in such matters," he said.
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly had on August 31 passed the UP Self-Financed Independent Schools (Fees Regulation) Bill, 2018, that seeks to regulate fee structure in private schools in the state.