Frontlist | Odisha Govt Reduces Tuition Fee in All Private Schools 2020-21Frontlist | Odisha Govt Reduces Tuition Fee in All Private Schools 2020-21
on Jan 21, 2021
Moreover, the Odisha government has asked private schools to implement the school fees waiver for the period of COVID-19 lockdown.New Delhi: Giving a big relaxation to students and their guardians, the Odisha government on Wednesday announced the reduction of tuition fees in all aided and unaided private schools for the 2020-2021 academic session. The move comes in wake of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation. Moreover, the Odisha government has asked private schools to implement the school fees waiver for the period of COVID-19 lockdown. Issuing a notification, the School and Mass Education department said that the tuition fee reduction will be made in seven different slabs. While there will be no waiver for schools charging Rs 6,000 per annum, those charging between Rs 6,001 to Rs 12,001 will reduce the tuition fee by 7.5 percent. The notification further added that 12 percent reduction for tuition fees between Rs 12,001 and Rs 24, 000 annually, 15 percent for fees between Rs 24,001 to Rs 48,000, 20 percent for school tuition fees of Rs 48,001 to Rs 72,000, 25 percent for Rs 72,001 to Rs 1 lakh fees and 26 percent for fees above Rs 1 lakh per annum.
Apart from this, schools cannot charge students for food and transport. However, a 30 percent waiver will be given on hostel fees, the notification added. The move from the state government came based on a High Court directive that asked the government to reduce the fees in all aided and unaided private schools for the 2020-21 academic session in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier this month announced waiver of examination fees of Class 10 students, who would appear at the board examinations in 2021. The decision would benefit six lakh students. The government would bear Rs 27 crore towards the exemption, Patnaik had said in a statement.Source: India.com
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