Parents get disappointed due to continuous hike in school fee; decide to meet Education Minister Vinod Tawde

 Mumbai
Parents get disappointed due to continuous hike in school fee; decide to meet Education Minister Vinod Tawde

The education minister had earlier stated that an action would be taken against the schools that are looting the parents by introducing a hike in the fee but there seems to be no action in this regard. This has led to a sense of great exasperation amongst the stricken parents and therefore, they have once again decided to visit the education minister.

Earlier, on 21st April, the parents started an agitation at the Azad Maidan against the fee hike. Seeing this, the education minister took the decision to take action against the concerned schools soon. However, parents are disappointed since no action has been taken so far in this regard.  Parents, on the other hand, have decided to meet the Education Ministers to protest against the annual increase in private schools.

Moreover, as a general rule, the schools are not allowed to increase their fees every year. Added this, if at all a school needs to increase a hike in its fee structure, it will have to organise a meeting with the 'parent-teacher association' PTA. After this meeting only, the school can increase the fee only after getting an approval from the parents.

Aside of this, parents have often given a letter to the education department against the hike in fees earlier. However, no action has been taken in this regard. As a matter of fact, one of the parents Tejaswini Purandare said that they are now going to meet the Education Minister and they will demand that Vinod Tawde to look personally into the matter now.

482 religious places declared illegal, BMC to take an action

Mumbai, Religious Places, High Court, BMC, Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta

As per the orders of the High Court, the BMC has prepared a list of illegal religious places which amount up to a total of 482. As a result, an appropriate action will now be initiated on these illegal religious places accordingly.

As per the Bombay High Court order, BMC had decided to take an action on all the illegal religious sites after September 29, 2009. For this, the BMC had asked for any kind of objections and suggestions on the basis of which the BMC made a list, in which a total of 482 religious places were declared invalid.

The Bombay High Court has given time till November 17, 2017, to take action on these illegal religious places. Moreover, the BMC will take action as per the defined limits. Added this, BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta will himself inspect the places that he is doubtful about.


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