NUMM hails UP Govt’s step to form committee to check school fee hike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2017 11:47:09

Staff Reporter,

UTTAR Pradesh’s Yogi Government on May 9 constituted a nine-member team to investigate abrupt fee hike by private schools in Uttar Pradesh. The State Government has directed the probe committee to submit its report within a week. This decision of Yogi Government has been welcomed by NUMM. Taking a cue from the UP Government, NUMM has demanded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to constitute similar committee to probe abrupt fee hike by private schools in Madhya Pradesh. According to information, Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch (NUMM) has welcomed the decision of UP Government having constituted a 9-member committee to probe abrupt fee hike by private schools in the State.

Accordingly, a meeting of members and office-bearers of NUMM was called upon on Wednesday and it was unanimously decided and was supplicated before CM of Madhya Pradesh to constitute a similar committee as outcome of the committee report will pave way for the State Government to formulate a law regarding abrupt fee hike by private schools in the State.

Members attending the meeting expressed resentment on apparent inability of State Government for past six years to formulate law in this regard despite fact that State Government has given affidavit in MP High Court and assured in the floor of assembly would formulate a law in this connection.

NUMM informed that in 2010-11 the then Jabalpur Collector Hariranjan Rao took cognisance of the complaint pertaining to fee hike by private schools and had constituted a committee headed by Nidhi Rajput. The committee in its report submitted that having carried out probe tabled gross irregularities by private schools. Accordingly Collector Rao had called upon meeting of management of private management schools and issued a warning to refrain from abrupt hike in fee structure. Consequently, private schools reduced around 20-30 percent fees.

In view of persisting delay by the State Government to tighten noose around these schools and to press the demand to constitute committee following footsteps of Uttar Pradesh Government within 10 days. NUMM will stage hunger strike under Satyagrah move on May 20 at Ranital Chowk. Among members present were Dr P G Najpandey, Manish Sharma, Vedprakash Adholiya, Rajkumar Soni, Piyush, Shushila Kanujiya, Rammilan Sharma, Swati Kanujiya and others.