Maharashtra government cuts school fees by 15% for 2021-22
New Delhi : Amid the current coronavirus situation, the Maharashtra government has issued a resolution to cut the school fees of both private and public schools by up to 15% for the academic year 2021-22.
For the parents who have paid the full amount of the fees, it will be compensated with a reduction in the next academic session, the Government Resolution (GR) issued by the school education department stated.
In case of a dispute, a petition should be filed with the divisional fee regulatory authority and its decision will be binding on all, the order stated.
The state government has also asked the school managements to not bar students from taking an online class or offline class or bar them from sitting in the examination if they have not paid their fees.
All school boards and mediums will implement the order waiving off fees by 15 per cent with immediate effect, it stated.
The parents had been demanding a cut in the fees since the pandemic begun as most people have suffered in their jobs due to it.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra government is still thinking on reopening the schools as the number of cases have dropped in the state.