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Punjab : AAP leaders protest fee hike by private schools

Webdesk | Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:09 PM IST

Punjab : AAP leaders protest fee hike by private schools

Punjab unit of AAP government immediately called for the rollback on the fee hike by the private schools in the state.A delegation of AAP legislators, led by Leader of Opposition in the Punjab assembly H.S. Phoolka, met Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore and raised the issue of private schools charging heavy fees from students, contrary to the directions of the court and the state government. Addressing the media after meeting the Governor, Phoolka said private schools in the state were charging heavy amounts from students not only in the name of annual admission fee, but also as re-admission fee, and for books and school uniforms.

'The schools are violating the guidelines of government and the hon'ble court. The action of private schools is a clear violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which has not being implemented by a state government,' Phoolka said.These included relief to farmers from farm loans, scams by chit-fund companies and deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.  
 As far as law and order situation is concerned in Punjab, it is going from bad to worst, delegation added.