Punjab Government first to set a cap on fee hike by private schools

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Punjab government has set a cap of 8% on fee hike by the private schools in the state.

In a recent meeting, the state cabinet gave its nod to Punjab State Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Rules.

Though the new academic session has already begun, the government ordered all private schools to put a ceiling on fee hike. The new rules also enables the parents to file a complaint to the Divisional Commissioners if a school hikes its fees by more than 8 per cent, said a government official.

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The rules are in line with the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s direction in April, 2013. The previous government of Punjab had passed the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016 but it remained unimplemented as it failed to name the enforcement agency.

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