Maharashtra Big Relief: Government Approves 50 Percent Fee Cut in Private Schools

  • | Thursday | 29th July, 2021

Maharashtra govt approved the cut-off of 50 percent fee from private schools. 

 After several urges from the parents of students studying in private schools for decreasing the school fee amid pandemic has come to take a sigh of relief, as the state cabinet on Tuesday approved an ordinance route to reduce the fees of private schools by 15 percent. 

 In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and state education minister Varsha Gaikwad in May, the parents of students of private schools had urged the CM to waive 15 percent fees from 2019 to 2021 after the SC ordered fees reduction for Rajasthan. 

In the letter to Maharashtra CM, they said, “Many schools are profiteering even in pandemic which is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. Parents have been approaching the education minister and the education department but nothing happened in the past year and schools are still exploiting parents by demanding 100 percent fees. In line with the Supreme Court decision, we demand a similar waiver for parents in the state."

In a related development, the school education department’s draft ordinance, which will give powers to the state to regulate fees in private schools during a crisis situation such as the pandemic, was tabled in the state cabinet. 

Amid the Covid pandemic, many families were shattered because of the financial crisis which brought a big question mark for the schooling of their children. After a long wait, this decision has brought a smile to the families of the private schools.



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