Bhopal: Notice to Jawaharlal Nehru School, complaint of overcharging fee found true

BHOPAL: The team constituted by school education department to probe into the allegation of overcharging fee against Jawaharlal Nehru School (JNS) has found the complaints of the parents are genuine. The team in its report has said that the school has raised fee more than 10% in violation of the fee regulation Act.

Director, school education, KK Dwivedi in his letter to the school education minister has mentioned about the conclusion of inquiry report. It said that the fee was raised by more than 10% in comparison to previous year which is a violation of MP Private Schools Fee Regulation Act, 2017.

School education minister Inder Singh Parmar has briefed that the school has been served show cause notice and has been asked to provide clarification till July 6.

Nevertheless, parents are not satisfied with the happening. They allege that JNS was chosen as a soft target as it is being run by a society. Parents say that they had lodged complaints about a dozen schools but this school was chosen carefully as a soft target.

ìParents have made several complaints against over a dozen other schools as well. Most of them have raised the fees in a similar manner but why are those complaints being ignored,î asked Pramod Priyadarshi, president of the My Parents Association.

Surprisingly there were few complaints against Jawaharlal Nehru School and more against other prominent private schools, Priyadarshi added.

ìWhen all the pleas fell on deaf ears of the administration including the district education officer and directorate of school education, we had to file a contempt petition in the High Court against Sagar Public School,î said a parent and advocate Shailesh Bawa.

Most of the prominent private schools in Bhopal have raised the fee by 30-40% while some have raised it by more than 50 per cent, said Shailesh.

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