Radiant Public School reverses fee hike decision

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/21/2021 12:36:59 PM

Parents heave sigh of relief, thank KT

SRINAGAR, FEB 19: A couple of days after the Kashmir Times reported the huge hike in the transport charges for the students by the Radiant public school Anantnag, the later on Saturday reversed its decision bringing relief the parents.
This newspaper on Thursday had carried a news report titled 'As govt waives of transport charges, Anantnag school hike it by Rs 700'. Parents quoted in the report had described the fee hike as authoritarian and unjustified. Taking cognizance of the KT report, chief education officer (CEO) Anantnag on the directions of DSEK constituted a two-member committee to verify the complaint against the school asking it to submit the report in a day.
The committee in its report established the undue hike in transport charges by the school authorities. Following the report, government appointed fee fixation committee also held a meeting and asked the private schools not to enhance any fee including tuition, annual or transport fee for the ongoing session.
To evade any action against them, the authorities of the Radiant school early Saturday morning reversed its decision of fee hike. They informed the parents about the reversal of their decision through text messages.
"AsalamuAlikum. Parents are kindly informed that the proposed transport fee hike has been reverted with an immediate effect due to recent orders issued by FFRC. With regards. RPS," the text message by the school owner to the parents reads.
Soon after the school announced the reversal of its decision, parents of the children took to social media sharing the news story, orders of CEO and fee fixation committee on their Facebook walls. Many parents in their facebook posts praised and thanked Kashmir Times for highlighting the issue.
"Finally got the apt msg. Thank you everyone for your concern and Cooperation especially KashmirTimes which always stands for true and fearless journalism," wrote a parent, Atif Hassan.
Director Education, Kashmir, Yunus Malik said that he has received the report from the CEO Anantnag.
"The school, according to the report, has gone for huge fee hike. Another inquiry against this school and few others is still pending. Once I receive another inquiry report strict action will follow," the Director said.



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