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Will hold meeting with private schools on fee issue: Gujarat govt

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The education department on Wednesday said that it will meet with the administrators of private schools in the state to decide on the fee issue.

The Gujarat high court has in a recent order asked the schools to charge a reasonable fee for online education.

 

It has also asked the school and government to come up with a mutually agreed fee structure.

The high court in its order also said that schools cannot charge for overheads such as transportation and recreations among others.

It has also asked that the schools offer installment payments to help parents who may be facing financial instability.

Education department’s notification

Earlier, the Gujarat government in a notification said that the private schools in the state cannot charge a fee until they reopen. 

The schools had opposed the same stating that they cannot function without paying the salary of teaching and non-teaching staff. 

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In protest, they had stopped the online education but after three days said they would resume it. 

They had also moved the Gujarat high court in the matter. 

The high court had struck down the clause in the notification which said that schools can’t charge a fee until they reopen.

Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that the education department will hold a meeting with private schools in the coming days.

Earlier, the Gujarat government had also offered free online education for Gujarat board students in private schools.

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