ANANTNAG: In brazen violation of the high court directions, a private school in this south Kashmir township, Radiant Public School is charging fee to the students for the month of September and October.
The school management is denying the roll number slips to those students who refuse to pay the fee. Scores of students enrolled in the school along with their parents Wednesday lodged a complaint with
the chief education officer, Anantnag, against the school management.
“Despite the high court directive asking the private schools not to charge any tuition fee to the students for the months of September and October, the authorities of Oxford presentation school is not giving
damn about the court directive. They have charged the fees to most of the students for these two months,” said a student, Soban. Another student, wishing anonymity said that the school management is
denying roll number slips to all those students who object to their demand.
“I went to the school this morning for collecting the roll No. Slip for board exams but the school management denied me the same clearly telling me to pay the fee for the months September and October first,” the student said.
He said that the school authorities are not only violating the court directive but are also taking the authorities for a ride. “The school management has submitted a written affidavit to the authorities that
they have and will not charge any fee to the students for September-October but now they are compelling us to pay the same,” said a group of parents.
Administrator of the school, Tariq Ahmad, admitted that the clerical staff of the school, had taken fee from the students for September and October but added that they were unaware of the court directive. “Yes
the officials collecting fee from the students had taken fee from the students but they had no information about the HC order. Now we have decided to return the amount to students or adjust the same in future months,” he said.