|Early Times Report|
Jammu, June 11: Jammu and Kashmir Private Schools Coordination Committee (JKPSCC) today clarified that as per order of School Board, the private schools were entitled to take fee during vacations.
The president of JKPSCC, an association of Private Schools affiliated with Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education, echoed the Order no 1/FFC Dated 28.01.2019 issued by Jammu Kashmir Fee Fixation Committee, a body established in pursuance of the Judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and reconstituted in the year 2015 vide Government Order No 344-Edu of 2015 dated 21.07.2015 with the objective to regularize the fee structure of Private Schools of Jammu and Kashmir.
The President, Rameshwar Singh Manhas, told media personnel that the above mentioned order clearly allows all Private Schools of Jammu and Kashmir to charge fees under four heads namely, -monthly fee, annual fee, transportation fee and voluntary fee. However the transportation fee would be charged on 'Pay as you go basis' and voluntary fee would be charged only if the parents are willing to make their ward participate in events like picnics etc. Moreover, the order issued by JKFFC restricts the schools to increase their fees structure by more than 6% annually if their monthly fee is more than 1000 and or their annual fee is more than 6000. It is worth noting that the restriction of 6% annual increment in fee structure does not apply to schools charging monthly fee upto 1000 and or annual fee upto 6000.
The President claimed that almost all private schools of Jammu Province have complied to the Order of FFC by submittingotheir fee structure in the prescribed format to the chairman FFC, Director School Education, and Chief Education Officer of respective Districts.
The working President of JKPSCC, Dr Haridutt Shishu, strongly condemned the agencies who are trying to malign, humiliate and demean the private schools by misquoting the judgements of HC. The executive members of JKPSCC present in the press conference were Dheeraj Gupta, Neeraj Gupta, Dinesh Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Rohit Vardaan, Jasbir Singh, Balbir Singh, Balkaran Singh, Ajay Amla, Vijay Basoor.