Bhopal: Private schools can charge only tuition fee, that too sans any hike

BHOPAL: Students studying in private schools wonít have to pay any fee other than tuition fee. Besides, the schools have been prohibited to increase any fees in academic session 2021-22.

Orders to this effect were issued by the state government on Thursday.

Minister of state for school education (independent charge) and general administration, Inder Singh Parmar said that the parents or guardians of the students studying in private schools will have to submit only and only tuition fee, that to without any hike.

The minister informed that these instructions issued by the government would be equally applicable to all private schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education and other boards in the state.

ìFor the academic session 2021-22, if fees with an hike have already been collected by any school, then the hiked amount will be adjusted in the next due fee of the student concerned,î Parmar said.

He said that like last year, Covid-19 hit people financially this year as well.

So, in continuation of the verdict passed by Madhya Pradesh High Court on November 4, 2020 the government has issued fee related instructions to private schools for academic session 2021-22.

The School Education Department issued instructions in this regard to collectors, divisional joint director (public instructions) and district education officers.

In relation to the academic session 2020-21, sub clause 4 of clause 2 of the instructions issued by the departmental circular on March 1 has been made ineffective till further orders.

Along with this, the instructions issued by the Directorate of Public Instructions on June 29 regarding fee hike by private schools has been made ineffective till further orders.

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