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Unjustified Fee Hike at a School in Mumbai

Sweety Sarker

30 May 2017

Unjustified Fee Hike at a School in Mumbai

A private school in suburban Dahisar in the West Indian state of Maharashtra has sent expulsion notices to a group of students because their parents had protested against a fee hike by the institution on 27 May 2017. .

Maharashtra Education minister Vinod Tawde assured that the issue of the "unjustified" hike would be resolved. Tawde himself confirmed the development saying such letters of expulsions were issued to 28 parents as they have not paid the revised fee.

Tawde said in a statement on Friday,"Yes, the school has issued the notices to 28 parents but they have given an extension for payment of fee till May 31. The concerned state education officer has instructed the school management not to force the parents of the students to pay the revised fee,"

"The parents, who have not paid their fees, should wait for a week. In the next week, there would be hearings and a decision would be taken regarding the fee structure and also fee hike. Till now, no school student has been expelled," the minister said.

Meanwhile, the parents claimed that the school management has been increasing the fee every year by at least 15 percent.

An affected parent Sakshi Dahanukar said, "The school has sent expulsion notices to us but we are ready to pay the fees according to old structure, but not new."

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