Private Unaided Schools Should not Hike Fees: Karnataka Govt
On Friday i.e. June 19, 2020, the Karnataka government issued a direction to the state's private unassisted schools not to increase the tuition fees during the academic year 2020-21.
Noting that this was done in the light of financial constraints faced by people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a circular said in case school management collects tuition fees higher than the academic year 2019-20, action will be taken under the Karnataka Education Act provisions.
The government has the powers under the Karnataka Education Act 1983 to fix tuition fees for unassisted private schools and rules framed under it, the circular said.
Citing financial difficulties faced by people as industrial and financial activities had come to a halt because of COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, it said several petitions had come from parents seeking directions to schools not to increase tuition fees.