Even as nursery class admission for session 2018-19 are about to begin by November end, Chandigarh has failed to come up with a policy to monitor the annual fee hike by private schools.
Four years have passed since the Punjab and Haryana high court had directed Chandigarh along with Punjab and Haryana to form separate panels to study the issue and set up a regulatory mechanism. Following the order, UT administration had set up a high-powered committee under the chairmanship of late Justice RS Mongia (retd)
However, the delay in formulating the guidelines have permitted the city private schools to hike their fee by 10-15% in the new academic session as well.
Last proposal sent six months ago
A proposal, sent six months ago, was returned by the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA), asking for some clarifications and suggesting some amendment…