Fee Fixation Committee fines Minto Circle Private Schools Association calls it mere ‘eye-wash’

President Private Schools Parents Association Jammu has accused the J&K Fee Fixation Committee of ‘corruption and nepotism’ after the Committee claimed that it has imposed a fine to the tune of Rs 32 lakh on Minto Circle English Medium Senior Higher Secondary School located in Aloochi Bagh Srinagar.

President of Private Schools Parents Association Jammu, Mr Amit Kapoor said that the order issued by the Fee Fixation Committee is an eye-wash to mislead gullible parents.

“No fine has been imposed on the Minto Circle School, but only the management of the school has been directed to appear before the Committee on 17 May 2024 (tomorrow),” Kapoor told the news agency Kashmir News Trust.

Pertinently, the Chairman Fee Fixation Committee issued an order vide number 4033 in which it has claimed that Minto Circle School Aloochi Bagh Srinagar Kashmir has been fined for increasing the school fee by 20% in violation of the court order.

Mr Kapoor said that earlier, the Fee Fixation Committee allowed the school to increase fees and now it has claimed that a fine of Rs 32 lakh has been imposed on the school. “If the school income is Rs 32 crore, that means the Committee has imposed a one percent fine. I can tell you with authority that the order of the Committee is a ‘fabricated’ one. It is an eye-wash and nothing else. The Committee uploaded the order on its official website to get media attention. It’s a sheer attempt to hide the failures of the Committee and befool parents,” he said.

Mr Kapoor alleged that the Fee Fixation Committee has not left any scope for poor children to get education in private schools as it has been shielding those private schools that loot the parents in the name of education.

He accused the Fee Fixation Committee of adopting double standards in getting their own orders not implemented and thus allowing selected private schools to charge exorbitant fees and loot the parents. [KNT]


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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