Jamshedpur News: Send notice to schools and ask for details of fees for two years in 24 hours

The District Education Department has sent notices to private schools in the city regarding fee hike. The education department has issued this notice after receiving complaints from schools about charging hefty amount as admission fees during admission to entry level classes.

Jamshedpur schools have No fear, taking one year’s tuition fee together against the rules

Jamshedpur schools have No fear, taking one year's tuition fee together against the rules
Jamshedpur schools have No fear, taking one year’s tuition fee together against the rules

The District Education Superintendent has asked the schools to give the details of fees for the session 2021-22 and session 2022-23 in writing. Along with the notice, the Education Department has also sent a format to the schools, in which full details of fees have been sought. 

In this, information has been sought at every point regarding tuition fees as well as all fees including maintenance fees, lab fees, computer fees. Schools have been asked to provide information on all these points to the Education Department by January 29.

It was alleged that many private schools are collecting fees for the entire year in the name of fees

It may be mentioned that on Thursday itself, the parents’ union had accused the private schools of the city of collecting arbitrary fees in the name of admission. A complaint was made to the District Education Superintendent in this regard. After this the education department swung into action. It was alleged that many private schools are collecting fees for the entire year in the name of fees, that too by increasing the fees of the final year by 60%. 

The schools, however, have denied these allegations. In Loyola School, where a nominal amount has been said to be taken as fees, while in Sacred Heart Convent School, it has also been claimed that the amount of fees shown is shown in the round figure after adding the tuition fees for the whole year. is going In fact the admission fee is still quite low. Jamshedpur Parents Association alleges that according to the provision of Jharkhand Education Tribunal Amendment Act, fee committee has to be formed in every school, From whom it is mandatory to take consent for the increase of school fees up to 10% and it is mandatory to take consent from the District Fee Committee for fee increase more than 10%. 

The Education Department has made up its mind to take strict action on this.

Despite this, the schools of Jamshedpur, in contempt of the order of the Act, neither the School Fee Committee nor the District Fee Committee, had increased the enrollment fee up to 60% along with other fees. The Education Department has made up its mind to take strict action on this.

There was an allegation of charging high fees in the guise of admission fees in schools. Therefore, by issuing a notice to the schools, full details have been sought by Saturday. Details of comparative fees for two years have been sought. If there is any arbitrariness in this, then action will be taken against the schools.

– Vineet Kumar, DSE, East Singhbhum