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1600 complaints received for charging exorbitant fees and funds by private school: Harjot


Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) The Punjab government has received gigantic number of complaints on the email addresses issued by Punjab State School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains to file complaints to prevent frivolous loots by private schools such as exorbitant fees hike, buying books of a particular publisher, frequently changing colour and design of uniforms and shoes among other things.

Disclosing this, the Education Minister said that in the last 24 hours, more than 1600 complaints have been received on email, which have been sent to the Education Minister Task Force constituted at the district level, for redressal of the complaints. The task force will visit the schools to verify the facts and submit the report to the regulatory authority.

The Education Minister said that looting in the name of education will not be allowed in the state as per the guidelines of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

He said that notices have been issued to 30 private schools of the state for not following the government instructions. The Punjab Regulation of Fees of Unaided Educational Institutions Bill 2016 and 2019 has been violated by these schools. These schools have been asked to submit their response in this regard within 7 days.

He said that the notice has been issued to Ram Ashram School of district Amritsar; Gurukul Public School, ICSE and Eastwood International School, Doomwali, CBSE of district Bathinda; Pine Grove Public School, Bassi Pathana of district Fatehgarh Sahib; Panacea Sen. Sec. Public School, CBSE, Saint Kabir Gurukul SSS, CBSE, Assumption Convent School Abohar, ICSE, Aspire International School Gobindgarh, CBSE, LRS DAV Sr Sec Model School Abohar, CBSE of district Fazilka; Galaxy Star Public School, ICSE of district GURDASPUR; Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Phalahi, CBSE of district Hoshiarpur; Sacred Heart Convent School, Utala, ICSE, Spring Dale Public Sen Sec School Khanna Khurd, CBSE, Ram Lal Basin Public School of district Ludhiana; Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Academy Jhunir, Sardoolgarh CBSE, Jindal International School, Rampur Mander, English Grammar School Bareh, Teh. Budhlada, CBSE, NRM Holy Heart Convent School, Budhlada, NRM Holy Heart Convent School, Boha, Bhs Sen. Sec. School, Barnala, Mother’s Dream Public School, Budhlada, CBSE of district Mansa; Asra International School Rajpura CBSE, Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Public SSS, DHURI, CBSE, Steelmans Punjab School Channo, CBSE, Heritage Public School, Bhawanigarh, CBSE, Gyansh Global School Salempur Sherpur Dhuri, CBSE, Sanskar Valley Smart School Bhawanigarh, CBSE, British Convent School, Sunam, ICSE of district Sangrur and Skonis World School, Ghatour, CBSE, Rayat Bahra International School, Sahauran, CBSE of district SAS Nagar.

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