In view of the ongoing pandemic, the Supreme Court on May 3 ordered 36,000 private schools in Rajasthan to provide 15% discount on school fees for the session 2020-21. The court stated students can pay the amount concerned in six installments before August 5, 2021 with further possible concessions. It also warned that no student should be barred from attending classes and results should not be withheld over fee payment.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Over 3,000 teachers and auxiliary private school staff across Karnataka marched from Bengaluru Railway Station to Freedom Park, protesting the government's decision to slash tuition fees by 70%. Protesters included drivers, attenders, security staff and management faculty. Uniting under the Karnataka Private School Management, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Co-ordination Committee, 10 private school organizations demanded revocation of the… read-more
Schools in Sikkim shall introduce 11 vernacular languages for students to choose as their second language in their syllabus from the new academic session. Currently, government-run schools offer languages like Bhutia, Nepali, Lepcha, etc. Besides, the State government has directed private schools to ensure the inclusion of 11 local languages. Reportedly, the first language English would be the medium of instruction, and Hindi will be… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Some private school teachers in Bengaluru are reportedly using English to teach Kannada language. They opine that it is for "easier" understanding. But, students' parents have opposed this vehemently. While claiming that the teachers replaced Kannada words with English, the parents said this "would remove the cultural and contextual heritage that is part of the language." However, they stated that Hindi is taught properly. Legally, all CBSE/… read-more
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As a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by guardian forum of 145 schools, The Calcutta High Court ordered a 20% fee reduction in schools' tuition fees. Reportedly, the deduction will apply to all the non-government aided schools in the state. The court also appointed a 3-member committee to monitor the order. Moreover, the court ordered that there will be no salary hike for teachers and staff members.
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A petition filed by parents from eight different states, led by Sushil Sharma requesting a waiver of fees in private schools due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, was spurned by the Supreme Court on Friday, July 10. The committee headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, refused by saying that the situation in each state varies and hence the matter should be raised before respective High Courts.