Schools Told Not To Hike Fee During Academic Session 



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Charge Tuition Fee on Monthly Basis, Not Quarterly: Samoon

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday directed private schools not to hike fee during the academic session and charge tuition fee for the lockdown period on monthly basis, instead of quarterly.

In an order issued by the Principal Secretary to Government School Education Department, Dr Asghar Samoon today, the private schools have been directed not to charge tuition fee on quarterly basis. Apart from it, Samoon has also issued five other directions to the schools and asked them to comply with it.

The fresh directions have asked schools not to hike fee during academic session 2020-2021. The order also says that annual fee, if any, can be charged monthly on pro-rata basis, after schools re-open.

“No school shall deny access to online education, material, classes to poor/deserving students unable to pay school pay due to prevailing situation” reads the order, a copy of which is in possession of Kashmir Observer.

It further adds that registration of private schools, which have expired during lock down period, shall be deemed valued till lockdown period is over.

“A view regarding transport charges shall be taken separately,” the order adds.



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