After the investigation conducted by the deputy director of education, it came to fore that Narayana Vidyalayam situated on Wardha road collected additional fees of over Rs.7.59 crore in three years. After finding the truth, the school has been directed to return the amount within a month. Earlier; the parents had lodged a complaint with the education officer and the deputy director of education alleging that this school is charging the exorbitant fees.
After getting complaints, school education minister Bachchu Kadu ordered an inquiry into the matter at a review meeting October 27.The committee had sought information from the school about the fees from 2012-14.Finally after verifying the documents, it came to light that an additional amount of more than Rs.7.59 crore was taken from the parents of the students during the period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.As per the Maharashtra Educational Institution Fee Regulation Act, the session fee is one monthâ€™s tuition fee. However, Narayana Vidyalaya recovered more. The school has been directed to refund the extra fees to the parents within a month and a report will also have to be submitted to the office of the Deputy Director of Education. The point to be noted here is that many schools in city increase fees every year and not abiding the education rules and regulations creating burden for parents. It is high time to act against this and the Education Department has to resort strict action against these schools.