Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SP)
Bangalore, November 14: The state government has asked private schools that collected all of the previous year’s tuition to reimburse parents 15 percent of the same. The government decree indicates that schools can either reimburse the additional tuition fees collected or charge them against the fees to be paid for the current year, 2021-2022.
The government, by an ordinance dated January 29, 2021, had asked private schools following the CBSE, ICSE and other programs to make a 30% reduction in tuition fees. The directions of private schools had challenged this order before the tribunal de grande instance.
On September 16 of this year, the High Court, which heard from both sides, issued an order to reduce tuition fees by 15 percent. But most private educational institutions had not obeyed the court order. In this context, the Undersecretary of the Department of Primary and Secondary Education passed the above decree.
The Associated Directorates of the English-speaking Middle Schools of Karnataka (KAMS) want a clearer order from the government. In a statement, KAMS general secretary Dr Shashikumar said the government that properly placed the order in English botched the Kannada version of lapping. He demanded that the order be properly settled.
“According to the order of the High Court and the Supreme Court, the order transmitted by the state government and English correctly mentions that a reduction in the annual fee of 15% should be made. But in Kannada, the order states that only a monthly fee is to be collected. This is a flagrant violation of the court order, “he said in a statement.