End bullying kids for fees in private schools of Delhi-NCR
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A CBSE affiliated school, Presidium Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad has issued transfer certificates to a few students in the middle of the session on July 25, defying CBSE rules and Bye-laws, Article 21A of the Constitution in particular and of Section 16 of the RTE Act in general.
Parents had been protesting against exorbitant fee hikes and illegal charges. After the fee hike when the parents approached the admin in-charge (Gaurav), they were asked to wait. Later, Presidium CEO G.S. Matharoo, despite ADM intervention on July 25, started issuing TCs the same day, defying all laws, rules and regulations.
Mentally and physically harassing kids for illegal annual and development charges:
While speaking with India Today education, a disappointed father, Pradeep Aggarwal, said, "On August 29 morning my child almost fainted when they didn't allow him to board the bus and seeing that my wife took money from her friends and paid the illegal charges to save my child from mental trauma. Now he doesn't want to go to Presidium or any school and is scared of Vice Principal who took his picture separately. He was asking why she took my picture. Will they harm me?"
He further added, "School charged almost 1.42 lakh illegal charges by putting the life of my child almost in danger. They scared my wife to death and asked us not to raise voice."
Fees paid in advance but kids not allowed to enter school premises
Parents send their kids to school to ensure a better career. If a school fails to provide education and runs a business on the name of it, what will happen to our future generation?
Many parents have claimed that their kids have been harassed in school. The school had issued transfer certificates to more than 30 students in July 2017. The parents have paid the fees in advance but the school authorities are not allowing kids inside the premises.
"School is not allowing kids to board the bus and enter the school but has already taken advance fees till the month of September. The school management has been asking for Annual and Development charges which are not legal as per CBSE bye-laws and other recommendations from various authorities. Due to this, kids and their parents have been in mental trauma. Also to highlight, there are at least 1000 parents who have not paid A and D charges but school management is targeting only handful of kids and misbehaving with them," said another parent Sonali Puri.
"Kids are being embarrassed as they are being moved to different locations like the library, under construction rooms, store rooms etc. and they are not allowed in the class which is impacting their education badly. One of the senior students said to his parents that he will commit suicide if the school continues to harass him in front of other students," Puri added.
Parents have knocked the door of all the possible authorities like DIOS, SSP, local police station but nothing is happening. They are requesting UP government to get TCs revoked and introduce an education act to regularise the fee structure, increase fee and illegal A and D charges to stop school mafias.
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Watch the kids talk about their problem here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/school-fee-hike/1/1033913.html
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