Getting no response from the management of the Greater Noida's Ryan International School over tuition fee hike issue, a group of parents on Saturday approached the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar.
The purpose of meeting the DM was to hand over a letter in which the aggrieved parents have mentioned their key concerns in pointers, seeking his intervention in the matter in order to resolve it.
In the letter submitted to the district magistrate, the parents have pointed out that the fee for the 2019-20 session has been increased from Rs 5900 per month to Rs 7500, which is unacceptable and uncalled for.
According to the Uttar Pradesh Self-Financed Independent Schools (Regulation of Fee) 2018, no school can add or merge the school fee with the annual fee. Citing violation of the laid norms, the parents have demanded the management of the Ryan school to refund the annual fee charged in 2018-19.
Similarly, the parents have alleged the school had charged Rs 5900 as monthly fee in 2018-19 session but according to the UP fee act, schools can charge up to 8 per cent annually whereas Ryan International School started functioning in the area in 2016-17 and the fee used to be Rs 5000. It means the school had charged up to 18 per cent in the previous year against which the parents have decided to protest.
On May 11, the troubled guardians raised their voice against the management for allegedly hiking the tuition fee. They met the principal of the school on the same day in this regard. The parents were asked by the management to wait for another meeting, scheduled for last week. But that did not happen. Finding no solution in sight, the parents approached the district magistrate office.