Govt to private schools: ‘Strictly follow fee structure norms’

Srinagar, Feb 19: Commissioner Secretary, School Education, Hirdesh Kumar Wednesday directed officials of the Department of School Education to ensure that Private School authorities strictly follow fee structure norms laid down by the Government.

Speaking to officials after holding a day-long pubic grievance camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, the Commissioner Secretary said that all Private Schools functioning across Jammu and Kashmir must adhere to the guidelines issued by the Government in order to bring vibrancy in the school education sector.

He said that J&K School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) have already worked out all modalities and directions in this regard were passed to the Private Schools for strict adherence.

He further said that SFCC would soon be reconstituted according to the new Act.

Notably School Fee Fixation Committee—a regulatory body with a mandate to regulate fee structure of schools, was constituted in 2015 in the wake of Supreme Court (SC) directions asking States to regulate fee structure in the private schools.

The recommendations made by the SFFC on fee structure in the schools are implemented by the DSEK through Chief Education Officers.

The officials of the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK) were also directed to check functioning of the private schools and to regulate the fee structure.

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