Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed private schools to increase their fees. But in the order issued by the government, it has been said that the annual fee should not be increased by more than 5 per cent. You all know that earlier due to Corona, the fee increase was stopped. Yes and now, in the letter issued by the state government, it has been mentioned that due to the problems and issues caused by Covid-19, the lockdown was declared, in which the parents of the students started facing difficulty in employment and were facing difficulty depositing the fees in the schools. In view of all this, for the first time in the public interest, instructions were given not to increase the fees in educational institutions.
However, now you must be seeing that the cases of the corona epidemic are now decreasing and the situation is returning to normal. Because of this, the fees can be increased. However, the letter issued by the government said that the annual fee should not be increased by more than 5 per cent. Let you all know that apart from this, if a student, parent, teacher or association is not satisfied with regard to the school fees, then he can file his complaint before the District Fee Regulatory Committee under Section 8 of the Act, 2018.
Yes, in fact, the District School Inspector of the district and the Divisional Joint Director in the Mandal have been instructed to increase the fees as per the orders and not to increase the tax fee beyond the orders. Let us tell you all that an order was issued by the state's Additional Chief Secretary, Secondary Education, Aradhana Shukla, to not increase the fees by the private secondary schools in the academic session 2022-23, in which the private schools were prohibited from increasing the fees. In fact, the reason behind this was that due to the lockdown, the employment of the parents of the children was affected and they were not able to pay the fees. At the same time, the third wave was also effective in the month of January and the studies in the schools were closed.