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Government gets tough with private schools for arbitrary fee hike

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 31: Taking note of the allegations of arbitrary fee hike by private schools and colleges and of paying low salaries to the teachers of such educatiol institutes, the State Education Department is mulling to frame rules for the self-finced schools and colleges of the State.

State Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky speaking on the issue, which was raised by a section of MLAs in the Assembly during question hour today, said that the Government will take strict action against such schools which are found to be flouted these rules.

“An Act was passed in 2006 to control the private educatiol institutes of the State. Now, under this act certain rules will be framed and action will be taken against those institutes, which violate these rules,” Borkotoky said.

Admitting the fact that many private schools and colleges have violated rules, he said that authorities of such school don’t want to give any importance to even the Education Minister.

“Many private schools even have not followed the order of the Court for reservation of seats for the poor and meritorious students in the schools,” Borkotoky pointed out.

Meanwhile, the Kamrup (M) district administration has formed a Joint Inspection Team to implement the guidelines of the Supreme Court given in respect of the school buses.

Kamrup (M) DC M Angamuthu, who also holds the charge of Chairman of Regiol Transport Authority (RTA), has formed the Joint Inspection Team headed by ADC Rajib Prakash Baruah to implement the SC guidelines from April 1. The Joint Inspection Team comprises of DCP PJ Goswami, Secretary of RTA, Kamal Das, DTO Gautam Das, DTO (Enforcement) Munin Das and Inspector of Schools, Kamrup (M) Kamaljit Gogoi.

As per new guidelines, even though no restrictions have been imposed in brining children in private vehicles, no rented private vehicles like Maruti Van, Tata Sumo will be allowed to bring children to schools. Similarly no school bus will be allowed to park on the road.

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