Govt May Re-examine Draft Fee Structure

Published: 17th October 2014 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2014 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE : The government may re-examine the fee structure drafted by the fee fixation sub-committee, constituted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), following objections from the Karnataka State Private School Managements Association.

The Association pointed out that there was not even a single representative of ICSE, CBSE boards or members of private unaided schools in the sub-committee and members on the panel have no practical knowledge about running a school. The Association submitted its objections to the Education Department on Thursday.

The DPI had published the draft fee structure on September 30, inviting schools to file objections within a month. As private schools have been opposing the draft, the DPI extended the last date for filing objections to  November 10.

According to the proposals, kindergarten students will have to pay a fee of `11,500 per year.

For lower primary students, the fee will be `6,800 per year, while higher primary students will have to pay `6,400. High school students will have to pay `13,130 annually.

Terming the draft as illogical, Shashi Kumar, organising secretary of the Association, said the committee has fixed `4,000 as salary for nursery teachers and `2,000 for an ayah, which itself is a violation of government’s own basic pay norms. 

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