The Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC) has asked private schools of Jammu and Kashmir not to enhance any kind of fee for the ongoing academic session.
FFRC Chairperson Muzaffar Hussain Attar in an order said that it has decided that all the private schools functioning in Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division shall not enhance any amount of fee for the current academic session.
Attar said that the charges like tuition fee, annual fee, bus fee and any other kind of fee during the academic session 2020-21 shall not be hiked or enhanced and those schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for academic session 2021-22.
He said, “All the schools are directed to strictly obey the orders of the Committee.”
Attar said that the two subsequent lockdowns in 2019 and 2020 respectively have resulted in economic inactivity and some sections of people lost jobs and most if peoples’ income was substantially reduced. It had become difficult for most of people even to have bare necessities of life.
Meanwhile the Committee revoked the order that was allowing the private schools to hike fee by six percent annually.
In 2019, the FFRC had allowed the private schools to charge the annual fee by six percent.
“The orders of annual hike of fee by six percent is hereby rescinded and revoked forthwith,” Attar said.
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