SRINAGAR: The Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC) has directed the management of private school management not to cause obstructions in the pursuit of academics of children, only for the reason of non-payment of fee dues.
In an official communiqué issued by FFRC, “School Managements are directed not to cause impediments in the pursuit of academics of children, only for the reason of non-payment of fee dues.”
“The school managements, however, will be within their rights to seek recovery of the unpaid fees, but in accordance with the law,” it reads.
FFRC also said that no private school management shall demand, charge or collect any amount whether small or big in the name of refundable deposit or the fee as mandated by Section–20 E (1) of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act 2002. “No school management shall demand, charge or collect advance tuition fee beyond the period of one month, excepting where the parent or the guardians volunteers to pay advance tuition fee,” it reads.
FFRC said that it is flooded with information and reports that some of the private school’s management in violation of Supreme Court judgments and breach of the statute are asking the parents to comply with following illegal demands that include depositing of huge or small amounts as refundable deposits and payment of advance tuition fee either for six months or for the whole year—(KNO)