Providing relief to parents, Rajasthan government has ordered the CBSE Board affiliated private schools in the state to cut down their tuition fees by 30 per cent for classes 9 to 12. Also, the schools affiliated with the state board would have to reduce their fees by 40 per cent for the students of classes 9-12.
This came after CBSE reduced the tuition fee by 30 per cent due to a reduced syllabus for classes 9 to 12. Similarly, as the Rajasthan Board has reduced the syllabus by 40 per cent, the fee reduction would be by 40 per cent. As per the order, “ the CBSE reduced the school syllabus from Class 9 to 12 by 30 per cent, therefore their school tuition fees should be reduced by 30 per cent. At the same time, the Rajasthan Board has reduced the syllabus by 40 per cent, so they should reduce the fee by 40 per cent.”
Progressive Association School of Rajasthan has also filed a plea against the High Court’s order of 30 per cent deduction in school tuition fee. The plea read, “This decision is not right, it is discriminatory. If it is implemented, we will go against it to the Supreme Court. How will the schools be able to pay salaries to teachers and staff if fees are slashed by 30 and 40 per cent?”
The Education department also submitted a report with Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines to the Chief Minister’s Office to seek suggestions on reopening of schools from November 2, 2020.