Aggrieved Parents To Stage Nation Wide Protest For Fee Hike

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Mumbai: To take the battle against private school fee hikes ahead, parents across the state are now going to request the state government not only to implement the law regarding fees but also to make some changes in the same.

A set of parents from the state are planning to meet the state education minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday urging him to take action against schools that have hiked their fees beyond permissible limits as per the Fee Regulation Act of 2011. Parents said that they are also going to request the government to make some key modifications in the act which, according to them, would help improve its implementation.

“Despite several protests and complaints, the government has still not taken any action against the erring schools. Parents are really tired of being patient, and if our demands do not yield any positive results, there will be a nationwide protest on May 4 in Mumbai,” said Anubha Sahay, president of India wide Parents Association.

Sahay added “The current fee regulation act has several lacunas. Under the law, district fee regulation committee has no right to stay fee hikes of a particular school until the decision is given.”

Meanwhile, Forum for Fairness in Education, a city based NGO had organised a meet of aggrieved parents at Dadar on Monday. Jayant Jain, president of the forum said that a competent authority of the government should fix fees instead of giving the powers to the PTA.

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