Govt may introduce ‘no fee’ policy in summer vacations for private schools
In a bid to relieve parents of burden of fee structure, Jammu and Kashmir Government may soon introduce a policy of ‘no fee’ especially in the months of summer vacations.
According to sources in the Education Department, the State Board of School Education is planning to direct schools not to charge fee in the months of June and July in view of summer vacations in the Winter Capital.
“To prevent burden of fee in the summer vacations, which is of around two months, the government may bring in the policy of ‘no fees’ to be deposited by the parents of wards studying in the private schools,” sources here told UNI.
They said that many parents previously had also approached the authorities concerned and the School Board Education members with a plea of not charging school fee for June-July months in view of summer vacation.
“The matter is under consideration but so far no final decision has been taken on this,” Rakesh Sarangal, Director, Board of School Education here, told UNI.
He said that sooner some positive decision will be taken to relieve the parents.
“It will be a good decision if implemented in toto by the government,” a parent said.
He said that if there are no regular classes for two months, then what is the point in depositing fees? adding, “government should seriously think on it and come out with an appropriate measure so that parents coffers do not go dry.”
When the government schools are charging one-time fee on annual basis from the students then why cannot the private schools exempt two month period of summer vacation from fees?, he wondered.