Parents complain of illicit fee raise by Rustomjee School

The parents complained that every year the Rustomjee School increased its fees which has become an unnecessary burden on them.

Parents complain of illicit fee raise by Rustomjee School

Dahisar’s Rustomjee International English Medium School (Un-Aided) has allegedly made an unauthorised raise in its fees. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s education department is preparing a detailed report about the same. The parents had complained about the fee raise and in response, the municipal corporation’s education department conducted an investigation. The investigation revealed that the school had raised fees illicitly.

Earlier, Rustomjee School had raised the fee by 10 per cent with the consent of the parents. However, after the fee was raised by the school, they also applied the raise to Standard II and V. After which, the parents were upset as the raise was unauthorised.

During the academic year 2016-17, Rustomjee school had fixed the Standard I fees at ₹32,760. But the school raised it to ₹36,050 during the academic year 2017-18. Last year, the fee was raised to 10 per cent whereas, this year the fee got hiked up to 40 per cent, i.e. ₹50,400. This has resulted in an increasing burden of up to ₹1000 for parents every year.

Accordingly, the parents approached The Education Officer who then ordered to conduct an investigation. In order to ensure the investigation was conducted properly, Executive Committee member and the Education Committee member Sainath Durge followed up with the Education Officer. After the investigation, it was revealed that the school had been hiking the school fees illegally.

Now the report of the investigation will be further presented to the secretary of the Department’s Fee Regulator department, Mahesh Palkar. Durge said that since the Education Department was not taking any action against the school, the parents had approached them.

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