Chandigarh, May 23 – Haryana School Education Department has issued guidelines related to fees charged by private schools during COVID-19.
Giving information about this, an official spokesperson said that the Directorate of School Education has directed all the District Education Officers and District Elementary Education Officers of the state to ensure compliance with the guidelines issued by the department in the areas under their jurisdiction.
He said that the private schools are directed to only charge tuition fees on a monthly basis and other types of funds such as building funds, maintenance funds, entrance fees, computer fees, etc. be postponed due to COVID-19 situation. He also said that if a parent requests to postpone the tuition fees for the months of April and May 2020, then the school management should accept this in view of the lockdown. Later, this two-month tuition fee should be deposited in equal installments over the next three months, he added.
He informed that all private schools have also been directed not to increase tuition fees, charge transportation fees, change school uniforms and textbooks for the duration of the lockdown period.