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Meet called to discuss RTE issues, fee hikes

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

Sakal Times | Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Deputy Director of Education (Pune region) Dinkar Temkar announced that a meeting will be held at his office in Camp on May 15 and 16 to discuss the increasing number of complaints against violations of the Right to Education (RTE) Act – specifically those related to school fee hikes.

Under the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 and supplementary provisions of 2016, the fee regulatory committee is supposed to look into complaints against schools over fee hikes and decide on an action plan.  Read the rest of this entry »

Who do we complain to, ask angry parents as fee hikes continue

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees |

Alifiya Khan | May 1, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

The Schools can only increase their annual fees by a maximum of 15 per cent every two years.

Recently, State Education Minister Vinod Tawde warned that schools would not be allowed to hike their fees by more than 15 per cent in a span of two years, and they would have to adhere to rules of the Maharashtra Fee Regulation Act, 2011. But most parents are not very impressed by such announcements. Read the rest of this entry »

DFRC to hear fee-related complaints on May 15, 16

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees |

Express News Service |May 3, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

In a public announcement issued on May 1, Deputy director of education (DyDE), Pune, and secretary of DFRC, said all the complaints filed before the committee by April 2017, would be heard at the meet.

After several complaints by parents against government officials, for allegedly shielding school managements who have illegally hiked fees, the district fee regulation committee (DFRC) will finally convene a hearing between May 15 and 16 for all such complaints. Read the rest of this entry »

No fees? No report cards: St Anne’s

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees |

Priyanka Das, 3rd May 2017

Source: Mirror

Parents clueless about part payment of fees necessary to collect results; school admits to `slight’ miscommunication
Parents of kids studying in St Anne’s School in Camp were in for a rude shock when they went to collect the report cards of their wards on Friday. The man agement refused to furnish the results of those students who have not paid the fees for the upcoming academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

Legal action for fee hike: Tawde

Posted on April 27th, 2017 in Fees |

PMB,  April 27, 2017

Source: Mirror

Fee hike has been an issue that parents in the city have been battling for months now.

Coming down hard against educational institutions, technical and higher education minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday called for action if fee is increased over 15 per cent in a span of two years.

“Under the Maharashtra School Fee Regulation Act, educational institutes cannot increase the fee amount above 15 per cent within two years; Read the rest of this entry »

Admission season keeps many parents on the edge

Posted on April 27th, 2017 in Admission, Fees |

Ardhra Nair, Apr 27, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : From infrastructure, affiliation to an education board, fees and past results to the distance of the school, young parents look for a host of pluses in a school.

Young parents are putting meticulous thought to the school their children should go to. Fees are hardly a deterrent but facilities matter.

Many have a check-list ready , and deal with priorities while working their way down to a particular school. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools to face action if fees raised by over 15% in 2 years

Posted on April 27th, 2017 in Fees |

TNN | Apr 27, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: State education minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said no school can increase fees by more than 15% within two years and action will be taken against institutes, irrespective of their boards, in case of its violation.

“If anyone violates this, the state government will take strict action against such organisations,” he told newspersons at Kasarwadi. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents want fee refunds as school not affiliated to CBSE

Posted on April 25th, 2017 in Affiliation, CBSE, Fees |

Archana Dahiwal, April 25, 2017

Source: Mirror

Judson High School was denied certification due to lack of technical details; PCMC was alerted of the issue and is now studying the case
Judson High School located at Sector 28 of Nigdi-Pardhikaran landed in a soup on Monday when as many as 63 parents withdrew their kids’ admissions. They claimed that the school had charged them fees according to the Central Board of Education (CBSE) norms, without having any actual affiliation.The parents have also demanded the fees back for the wrong conduct. Read the rest of this entry »

City parents up in arms against errant schools

Posted on April 11th, 2017 in Education Department, Fees |

Pune Mirror Bureau, April 11, 2017

Source: Mirror

Stage protest outside DyD office over fee hike and forced purchase of books from specific vendors

Several parents of wards studying in city-based schools held a protest on Monday in front if the Pune Deputy Directorate (DyD) of Education’s office for not taking any stringent action against institutions that were demanding fees even beyond the stipulated 15 per cent hike and ordering to purchase books from particular vendors. Read the rest of this entry »

6,700 to get MH-CET admission fees refund

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 in Admission, Fees |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 03, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Over 6,700 candidates, who appeared for the Maharashtra common entrance test (MH-CET) but did not avail themselves of admission to allotted college, will be issued a refund.

The candidates in question had reported to admission centre, but did not take admission to the allotted college in Pune region, for courses in engineering, pharmacy , and hotel management among others. Read the rest of this entry »