Grading system to decide appropriate school fees

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Neemuch, MP, Oct 27 (UNI) With a view to checking the exorbitant fees that private schools charge, the Madhya Pradesh government will introduce a grading system which will help fix maximum fees, after considering the infrastructure and academic level of schools.

''Several complaints had been received about exhorbitant fees levied by private educational institutions,'' State's Higher Education and School Education Minister Lakshman Singh Gaud told UNI here.

He said imposing a uniform fee structure was not justified in all private educational institutions. After a survey, all schools would be categorised in A, B and C grade and fees will be decided accordingly.

While justifying why schools charge fees for full 12 months, Mr Gaud said this system was not improper as the school management had to pay salary and bear other establishment expenditure round the year.

''The state government has also fixed the time limit for settling down pension cases and withdrawal from provident fund,''he added, mentioning that necessary steps would be taken to ensure promotion and salary increment in schools and higher education departments.

About large number of vacant posts of various ranks in state's government colleges and schools, Mr Gaud said a request had been made to Public Service Commission to complete the formalities in three months and fill the vacant seats.

UNI

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