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Maharshtra Govt Announces Cutting Of Fees By 15%, As Schools Remain To Shut

Since schools remaining to shut in Maharashtra because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government has chosen to cut fees by 15% for all government and private schools for this academic year. If the whole fees has been paid, the school will repay the sum by adjusting it in the next academic year. Guardians can likewise document grievances with the divisional fee regulatory authority if schools don’t abide by the development.

This comes as more and more parents have been requesting some help from the state government as far as slicing school fees considering the pandemic circumstance. “Maharashtra cabinet has decided to slash school fees by 15 per cent for this academic year. A detailed order of this decision will be issued soon,” School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad told media. The decision is assumed to be on the lines of the Rajasthan government, she said.

“Schools affiliated to various education boards, including the Maharashtra board, have informed the state government earlier that they will abide by rules regarding the slashing of fees. The government order will cover various issues and intricacies to avoid any confusion among the parents and school management,” she added.

School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has attested that it is dependent upon local authorities to take the decision, thinking about the COVID-19 circumstance in the region. Addressing reporters, she said that municipal commissioners in urban areas and collectors and Zilla Parishad CEOs in rural areas have been given the authority to take the decision.

Prior, the state government had said that schools would continue physical classes from August 17.

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