Schools in Noida and Greater Noida will not be able to increase tuition rates during the 2021-2022 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an administrative order from the Gautam Buddh Nagar district.
Schools have also been instructed to charge only monthly fees and not impose or insist on quarterly, semester, or annual fees for students who have indicated the order of the District’s Regulatory Fee Committee (DRFC).
The decisions were made at a DFRC meeting, chaired by District Judge Suhas LY, on Tuesday, where issues related to the annual fee increase reported by schools for the 2021-2022 school year were discussed, debated and considered. and other issues.
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The committee reviewed the current pandemic and other current situations and unanimously decided that fee increases are not allowed for the 2021-2022 school year and that all schools should only charge fees for the 2020-2021 academic year (this is nothing more than the fees collected during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The DFRC discussed issues related to quarterly or annual fees. Schools are encouraged to charge only monthly fees and not impose or insist on paying quarterly, semester, or annual fees to a student.
In the decision, all parties involved were also informed that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Disaster Management Act of 2005 is still in use and that all schools are recommended to strictly follow the instructions of the DFRC and the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in this regard to consider.
In the case of future instructions, recommendations, orders or notifications from the Uttar Pradesh government, this will apply and be communicated by the DFRC, he added.