Taking cognisance of some private schools asking the guardians of students to deposit fees, the state government has ordered an immediate stop on deposition of fees in all schools across the state. In the order issued by education secretary R Meenakshi Sundaram to all district magistrates, it was stated that all educational institutions in the state have been closed till further orders to stall the spread of COVID-19. It has come to the notice of the administration that some unaided/private schools are pressurising the guardians of students to pay their fees immediately.
This is not right in a situation wherein a state-wide lockdown is in place as preventive measure against the spread of novel coronavirus. Considering this, the government has ordered an immediate stop on deposition of all types of fee in all government, unaided/private schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, State and other boards. The process of depositing the fees should be undertaken only after the situation returns to normal and the schools reopen.