The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to slash school fees by 15% for the current academic year.
“Maharashtra cabinet today decided to slash school fees by 15% for this academic year. A detailed order of this decision will be issued soon,” said School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.
The decision is a huge relief for the parents who are finding it difficult to pay the schools fees. Many organization and Parents’ bodies have been demanding some relief from the state government in slashing school fees in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
In Nagpur as well many schools were demanding full fees from parents even though schools continue to remain closed in Maharashtra due to the pandemic.
“Schools affiliated to various education boards, including the Maharashtra board, have informed the state government earlier that they will abide by rules regarding the slashing of fees. The government order will cover various issues and intricacies to avoid any confusion among the parents and school management,” the minister added.