Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dy director of education seeks more time on fee hike

Dy director of education seeks more time on fee hike

NASHIK: Parents of the students of Rasbihari International School (RIS) and volunteers of Forum Against Commercialisation of Education (FACE) on Tuesday urged the deputy director of education to speed up the inquiry regarding fee hike, even as deputy director of education, T N Supe, sought at least another week to complete the procedure.

Parents demanded that as decided earlier they be taken into confidence before the report is prepared by the office of the deputy director of education and that they be given a copy of the audit report of the school. They demanded that Supe specify a date when they could expect a verdict on the fee hike by the school eight months ago.

The parents had presented a memorandum about the inquiry report to Supe on December 3 and he had promised to act. A month and a half later, parents are waiting for the report with the academic year nearing an end.

Parents said that the children who are in class IX will suffer the most if the report is delayed since the classes for X would begin sooner than the other classes. Shridhar Deshpande of FACE said that the since the school had not taken approval of the deputy director for the fee structure of the current academic year, he should take corrective measures against the school.

They also wrote about the happenings in the school since the alleged fee hike of Rs 3,100 and asked Supe to look into them.

"We are almost through with the report but now with this fresh information from the parents, we will need another week to scrutinise it. I will have to present these before the committee of officials of all the divisions in the meeting next Tuesday and will let the parents know a week later," said Supe. He refused to comment on why the inquiry procedure took so long.

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