State govt sets up pan­els to set­tle school fee rows

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Puja Ped­nekar puja.ped­nekar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUMBAI: Schools and par­ents caught in fee rows can now approach reg­u­la­tory bod­ies across the state to re­solve them.

The state gov­ern­ment has con­sti­tuted fee reg­u­la­tory pan­els in each of the state’s di­vi­sions, as spec­i­fied un­der the Ma­ha­rash­tra Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions (Reg­u­la­tion of Col­lec­tion of Fee) Act, 2011. The school man­age­ment or par­ents can approach these pan­els if a fee hike goes over the 15% in­crease pro­posed by schools and ap­proved by the ex­ec­u­tive Par­ents Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion panel.

It is not yet clear when par­ents can start ap­proach­ing the pan­els, as an in­terim Bom­bay HC or­der passed on De­cem­ber 22 last year al­lowed schools to hike their fees by at least 15% with­out the ap­proval of the ex­ec­u­tive PTA pan­els.

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