Schools hike Fee, Parents submit memorandum to CM

Parents associations have braced up and are ready to train guns against the exorbitant annual fees charged by private schools with legal aids. The Abhibhawak Sangharsh Samiti (ASA) has asked the state government to take legal action against private schools where annual fee has been raised flouting the state government norms declared on June 1, 2009. On Sunday, the representatives of ASA submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot seeking government action against the exorbitant fee hike. The samiti has also planned to launch a state wide campaign against the fee hike. "If the government is not able to control the school's activities, we will launch a state wide movement and seek legal action to stop the undue exploitation of parents," said Rajeev Gupta, president, Abhibhavak Sangharsh Samiti. "We have requested the CM to initiate action against private schools who are trying to take advantage of parents at large. The administration has almost failed to keep a tab on the activities of such schools," he added.
Schools can raise the annual fee by 7 per cent every year as per directives issue by the government on June 2009. "Some schools are, however, raising the fee by almost 50 per cent for the session 2011-12. Besides the schools have also neglected the directives related to prospectus fee, admission fee and caution money that has left many parents disgruntled," added Gupta.