Indore Parent Association (IPA) organised meeting  to discuss issue of charging undue fees

Indore : Parents of the students studying in Delhi Public School (DPS) are worried sick after looking at the latest fee structure of the school that shows 32 per cent hike in annual charges.

Indore Parent Association (IPA) organised a meeting at Meghdoot Garden on Sunday to discuss the possible actions for resolving the issue of undue fees charged by the school.

More than 100 parents of DPS participated in the meeting to discuss a way to control the fee hike. Some parents suggested mass email appeal to the principal, while others thought of planning a protest. Finally, the conference decided to march into the school premises and discuss the issue with DPS principal, Sudarshan Sonar.

“Looking at the previous track record of the school, it is unlikely that the school will take any action regarding the same,” IPA coordinator, Anurodh Jain said. He elaborated that a similar incident took place last year, wherein the school principal did not offer any explanation regarding the fee hike.  “Our next action, after the inevitable failure of discussion with the principal, would be to contact the district administration regarding the same,” Jain said, representing DPS parents. IPA is planning to appeal to the district administration to regulate annual fee hike of private schools.

During the discussion, Jain disclosed that according to the Madhya Pradesh Ashaskiya School Viniyaman Adhiniya, 1975 Act of MP education excerpt from the Madhya Pradesh Ashaskiya Sikshan Sanstha (Anudan Ka Pradaya1) Adhiniyam, 1978 there are certain rules for regulating fee hike.

“Based on the Act, government officials must be present during the decision of the fee hike, and we demand that the hike should be decided in the presence of IPA representative and government officials,” Jain said. He explained that justification of fee hike to the parents of the school and government is a must.

Further, the conference concluded on an agreement to find ways to escalate the processing of their fee regulation draft, which was recently submitted to the CM.

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