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Good News for parents, Telangana Govt to fix ‘School fees’

HYDERABAD: The state government would soon regularize school fee in all schools basing on the recommendations of school fee regulatory panel report to be submitted on May 29. The government said it is soon to issue a GO with effect from this year for all private schools, including CBSE, ICSE and IB this Tuesday.

In a meeting held by the school education department this Tuesday, Panel Head Tirupati Rao told all the stakeholders that the panel has suggested the state government to increase the fees only once in three years.

Rao said at a media briefing, “We have also suggested that the government establish district fee regulatory committees (DFRC) and regulate it from the academic year 2017-18,” adding that a retired district judge or a retired state government officer of secretary rank would head the DFRC.

The new GO would be effective from this year and that it would be notified under 1983 Capitation Fee Act. The flaws pointed out earlier in the HC and the SC would also be corrected. The school management would be punished for violation of Rules under specified Act said Ramanjaneyulu, Joint secretary in the law department and a member of the committee.

The committee has given time to all the stakeholders until May 25 to submit their final report which would then be forwarded to the government on May 29. The education department sources said it denied two weeks time additional time sought from the committee by the members representing the school managements.

The members of the Hyderabad School Parents Association (HSPA) expressed that they were happy with the recommendations. “We hope that the government notifies the GO without any delay and sets up the fee regulatory committees,” said a member from HSPA in a press statement, as reported in Times of India.