Ludhiana, May 18: The Punjab Government has advised the private schools not to impose any increase in school fees in 2020-21 over those charged in 2019-20.
A letter has been written to the Management/Principals of all the Private Un-Aided Schools of the State and has been asked to take this decision in view of the lockdown.
Deputy Commissioner Mr.Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that the school’s Management/Principals have been asked that they should allow the option to parents to pay fees on a monthly or quarterly basis.
School managements are further advised to sympathetically consider the cases of students whose parents’ livelihoods may have been adversely impacted due to the lockdown, for fee waiver/concession and no child may be denied access to education (online or regular) on non-payment of fee.
It is also directed that School management should not resort to the removal of any teacher or reduction in the monthly salary or total emoluments teaching/non-teaching staff. Schools Shall endeavor to impart online/distance learning so that education is not adversely impacted due to the present or future lockdowns imposed due to COVID – 19.