Great India Drive

Parents Association to protest against fee hike

| | Ranchi
  • 0

Parents Association to protest against fee hike

Thursday, 15 August 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announcing a fee hike for students of class 10 and 12, the All School Parents Association Jharkhand has decided to launch a protest against the same.

For students belonging to the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) category, the board has increased the fees from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200 while the amount has been doubled for those in the general category who will now have to pay Rs 1,500 to appear for the board examinations.

“All the elected members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand will be given a memorandum by the association so that it reaches the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The CBSE coordinator in Ranchi will also be presented a memorandum on August 16 regarding the same,” said Federation of Parents Association, General Secretary, Ajay Rai.

According to Rai, the protest will continue till the new fee structure is withdrawn. “The fees of private schools are already quite high. With the new fee hike of CBSE schools, it will further harass the parents. The board already receives a good amount of royalty from its affiliated schools and it is unfair to raise the fees. The new fee hike will compel the parents to think before sending their children to a CBSE school,” he said.

As per the association official the Government should interfere in this matter and take steps so that education reaches every child in India. The policy of ‘one education, one board’ should be implemented by the Centre Rai further added that in Jharkhand there are about 9- 10 lakh students studying in CBSE schools and around 2 lakh appear for the class 10 and class 12 board examinations.

State Editions

Civic bodies issue 566 challans, slap Rs 27L fine on violators

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Bizman gets ransom call from convict in G’gram

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Teachers learn self-defence technique

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Air remains very poor 5th day in row

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

AAP welcomes Centre’s Ravidas temple move

19 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

The French Bulldozer

13 October 2019 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

the power of Forgiveness

13 October 2019 | Swami Mukundananda | Agenda

Yoga and mindfulness

13 October 2019 | Jacqualine Tara Herron | Agenda

Attention feels good

13 October 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Check your child’s behaviour early

13 October 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

It’s a fine job

13 October 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer