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Private schools demands exclude taxes and electricity bills in lockdown

Temporary accredited schools should get one year extension

Twelve lakh staff in twenty thousand schools deprived of salary

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet). Haryana Private School Association and Integrated Private School Welfare Society have demanded that the Haryana government should waive-off the tax and electricity bills of school buses during the lockdown period.

While briefing the media during a press conference held at Chandigarh Press Club on Monday, Satywan Kundu, State President, Haryana Private Schools Association and Saurabh Kapoor, Vice President said that another major crisis of private schools has now become school buses whose bank loan installments and their insurances are yet to be paid. The government has waived the two-month tax on commercial vehicles but no relief has been given to school buses.

While welcoming the change of decision by the Haryana government in the School Leaving Certificate case, Kundu equally expressed his resentment on the negligent approach towards private school operators regarding fees. He said that except for a few selected schools which resulted in mere five per cent fees collection and due to which the schools could not pay the salaries of lakhs of employees of about 20,000 schools for the last three months. Kundu has demanded from the government that there should rule out precise instructions for giving clear definition of capable and incapable parents for the fees submission.

Demanding a three-month relief package for private schools, Kundu and Kapoor said that Rs 1125 should be deposited in the account of children studying in private schools every month on the lines of government employees. While demanding the release of arrears of compensation under Rule 134, they said that instead of renewing the accreditation of schools whose permanent authorization has completed ten years, certification should be given by taking affidavit. Kapoor informed that at present there are about 3200 temporary recognized schools in the state who should be given one year extension due to corona. The association has also demanded that the state government, likewise on the grounds of Govt schools, also make complete sanitization in  private schools to reduce their potential economic burden.

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