Relief for parents: Noidaâ€™s Cambridge School, Bal Bharti to adjust fee hike
Acting upon Noida district administration’s notice, two schools in the city have decided to adjust the fee hike charged from the parents earlier in the next fee cycle starting January.
The managements of Cambridge School in Sector 27 and Bal Bharati School in Sector 21 have confirmed that they will adjust the excess amount charged as fee hike in the next month’s fee.
Cambridge School has confirmed that it will adjust Rs 17,000 for each student in the next fee charged. Bal Bharati School is yet to confirm the amount to be adjusted.
The district administration had earlier sent a notice to 14 schools over the issue of fee hike. With two schools falling in line, the parents are now hopeful that the rest of the schools will also either return the increased fee or adjust it in the next month's charges.
According to District Inspector of School (DIOS), PK Upadhyay, both the schools will adjust about Rs 6 crore in the next month's fees which they had collected as an additional charge from the parents of students.
Meanwhile, the parents’ associations and district administration said that they plan to hold further meetings with other schools in January to implement the Fee Regulatory Bill 2018-19.
Upadhyay also said that DM BN Singh had earlier held a meeting with the principals and the parent associations of all the private schools in the district and asked them to implement the bill. “Even after that, the schools did not reduce the fees. After this the administration had issued a notice to 14 schools,” he added.
Speaking to City Spidey, a parent of Bal Bharati School who did not want to be named, said that the news has come as a relief for the parents. “It’s high time that all the schools start implementing the rules and not increase the fee arbitrarily.”