- Haryana government’s new rule on school fee hike.
- Now the fees of private schools will not increase arbitrarily.
- The state government has set the CPI formula.
If the CPI is 4 per cent during the current academic session, the schools can increase the fees only up to 9 per cent. The decision came after an appeal by parents seeking government’s intervention in the matter of increasing school fees in an unreasonable manner.
Understand here how and how much school fees can increase
The notice issued by the government also includes a specific example for a clear understanding of the Haryana school fee hike. As per the example mentioned in the notice, ‘If the CPI at that time is 4%, then the fees cannot exceed 9% (4% +5%) from the previous year’s.’ For example, if the annual fee of a student in a private school is Rs 1 lakh, then it can be increased by only 9 percent i.e. up to Rs 9000.
Relief to these private schools
The state government has given relief to those private schools which charge Rs 12,000 or less per year till class 5, and whose maximum fee for class 6 to 12 is Rs 15,000 or less.
Let us tell you that the CPI formula for increasing school fees will be applicable from the next academic session. Officials said schools not adhering to the fee formula could be fined Rs 2 lakh and their license could also be cancelled. The need for revision of fee structure was felt after the Fees and Funds Regulation Committee (FFRC) came up with complaints from parents about raising fees.