Monday, March 25, 2013

Kendriya Vidyalaya announces steep hike in fee for all classes

Kendriya Vidyalaya announces steep hike in fee for all classes

ALLAHABAD: If your child is studying in any Kendriya Vidyalaya in the country, then be prepared to shell out more money. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has implemented steep hike in school fee which would be applicable from April 13. Though the organisation has retained the amount payable for tuition fee, the amount payable against computer fee and Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (VVN) has been doubled as compared to earlier fee structure.

The decision to increase the monthly fee from class I to XII has been taken after the recommendation of the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting of KVS held in December last. The same has been approved by the HRD minister MM Pallam Raju, who is also the chairman of KVS, an organisation having 1,090 KV schools across the country with 11 lakh students.

Following the decision, the joint commissioner (finance) of KVS, M Arumugam, has directed all deputy commissioners posted at various Regional Offices of KVS (including Varanasi having its jurisdiction over all the KV's of Allahabad) about the fee hike.

The letter (F.110240/04/2013/KVS (Budget)) of Arumugam states though the tuition fees of all the classes (from I to XII) will remain unchanged, part of monthly fee, realised under computer fund and Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi, would be charged as per revised structure which is different for four segments of classes. Although the tuition fee has not been changed, the amount for computer fund and VVN has been doubled.

As per the revised structure of monthly fee, which is deposited on quarterly basis, the monthly fee for the classes I to VIII would now be Rs 600 as against the earlier monthly fee of Rs 290. This means that the parents would now have to pay Rs 1,500 after every three months which comes to Rs 7,200 yearly, an amount double to what was being paid earlier (Rs 3,480). Likewise, for classes IX and X, the monthly fee would now be Rs 800 which comes to Rs 2,400 every quarter or Rs 9,600 yearly against the earlier yearly amount of Rs 5,880.

The new fee structure for classes X-XII (commerce and humanities) would be Rs 2,700 every three months or Rs 10,800 yearly. The amount for those taking Information Practice (IP) as elective subject would have to shell out Rs 50 more every month or Rs 600 annually. For the students of science stream of class XI and XII, the hiked quarterly fee would be Rs 3,000 or Rs 12,000 yearly. For IP students, the fee would be Rs 50 extra every month.

However, the criteria for exemption under various categories would remain same including the single girl child criterion wherein the parents having single child (provide she is girl) would be exempted from any fee from class VI onwards.

Speaking on the issue, principal KV New Cantt, Allahabad, Shalini Dikshit said, "Although the hike in monthly fee would affect the budget of many households but the money under computer fund and VVN is used for the welfare of the students itself as the same is utilised for enhancing computer labs and other infrastructural facilities."

1 comment:

  1. Why don't the people protest against the fee hike in Kendriya vidyala. India Govt is violating the article 45 of Indian constitution.
    (free and compulsory education for all)