Member of PSA presenting a copy of memorandum to Secretary Education at Jammu.
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: A delegation of J and K Private Schools Association (PSA) presented memorandum to the Secretary of School Education Department, Farooq A Shah here at Civil Secretariat on Friday.
The association members highlighted number of problems of private schools of the State which included eight per cent hike in fee whose base is kept August 2014, NoCs from different departments, recognition up to 8th Class functioning since decades etc.
The members demanded amendment in Order No 106 FFC of 2017 dated October 20, 2017 issued by Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) in which educational institutions are authorised to increase eight per cent of the tuition fee by considering base of August 2014 as FFC has come out with a draft to regulate enhancement of fee structure of Private Educational Institutions in 2017.
They appealed to the Secretary Education to direct the FFC to withdraw its order FFC/Jmu-17/706-727 dated November 8, 2017 which was circulated to all CEOs for collecting the details of fee since 2014 to 2017 of all private schools functioning in different zones through concerned Zonal Education Officers as it is required for those schools which wanted to enhance fee more than eight per cent. They also demanded recognition to all schools functioning since decade and single window clearance system.
Shah assured the association members to redress their genuine problems due to FFC and non-availability of recognition to the schools functioning since decade. The delegation comprised of Prof. J.L Kotwal Chairman PSA, Kamal Gupta President, Rameshwar Mengi Vice President, Ajay Gupta General Secretary, Chain Singh and Siddheshwar Sadotra.
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