Pages

Search This Website

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fee waiver decision: Private school-administrators will waive only 25 per cent fee, the decision at the cabinet meeting will apply to all boards, including the CBSE, the parents said, giving lollipops.


Fee waiver decision: Private school-administrators will waive only 25 per cent fee, the decision at the cabinet meeting will apply to all boards, including the CBSE, the parents said, giving lollipops.

 There is news of relief for the parents today.  The state cabinet meeting has decided to waive only 25 per cent fee in private schools in the state.  Gujarat school administrators are ready for only 25 per cent fee waiver and no fee for other activities.  This decision will apply to all boards, including Gujarat, i.e. CBSE.  The decision came just 24 hours after the by-polls for eight assembly seats were declared yesterday, amid a controversy over fee waivers for the past three months.



 The controversy over school fee waivers has been raging for the past three months.  A meeting was held on September 24 between the private school administrators and the CM on the matter.  The school administrators agreed to waive the 25 per cent fee.  The principals of most of the schools affiliated to the Gujarat Board agreed with the Chief Minister's decision.  However, no decision has been taken on whether to grant this fee waiver till the schools are closed or continue even after the schools are reopened.


Read in Gujarati

 State Government adds 50% fee waiver by adding 25%: All Gujarat Wali Mandal

 In this regard, the president of the All Gujarat Board of Trustees, Naresh Shah, said that the government had not passed any resolution on the fee issue even after 6 months.  So we did PIL in the High Court.  In PIL we demanded 50 per cent fee, as the fee is waived by deducting the expenses incurred after deducting the salaries of teachers and peons.  The state government then called the applicant as per the order of the High Court and we made a written representation in it to waive 50 per cent fee.  We don't mind if the school administrators demand 25 per cent, the state government will add another 25 per cent and waive 50 per cent fee.  The 25 per cent fee waiver announced by the government today is really low.  The state government has an unspent fund of Rs 1,500 crore for 2020-21.  If the fee had been waived by deducting 25 per cent from this fund, the parents would have been relieved of the financial constraints.  We still have the issue of going to the High Court and will go to the High Court if need be.


 50% fee waiver or fee waiver till schools actually start: Gujarat Wali Ekta Mandal

 Jayesh Patel, president of Gujarat Wali Ekta Mandal, said the government's announcement of a 25 per cent fee waiver was like a lollipop.  The government is mocking parents by waiving 25 per cent fees.  If the government really wants to waive the fees in the interest of the parents, then order the state education department to implement the resolution dated 16/7/2020 until the schools actually start or at least 50 per cent of the current year's tuition fees.  Sorry.  The demand for fee waiver will continue.  Surprise programs will be devised in the near future with fee waivers.


 The High Court had directed the government to take an independent decision to reduce school fees

 Earlier, the fee case was heard in the Gujarat High Court.  During the hearing, the High Court said that the state government should decide on the fees, the government has the power.


 School administrators were reluctant to waive fees

 In three to four meetings held by the government with the administrators, the school administrators were not willing to bow down at all, the government had submitted in court.  The government, in its application to the High Court, had submitted that a meeting has been held with the administrators in the fee case to find a middle ground twice.  The government had offered to waive 25 per cent of the students ’fees, which the administrators refused.

No comments:

Post a Comment