‘Pvt schools must regulate fee structure under norms’

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KATHUA: Acting swiftly on the reports of malpractices by the stationery and school uniforms selling shopkeepers, a team constituted by District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kathua Rohit Khajuria headed by Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Kathua Kuldeep Raj along with Legal Metrology Inspectors conducted extensive market checking in Kathua town.
The team inspected various shops of stationery and school uniforms and found numerous items without the name of manufacturer and price. Besides, other items were found deficient of standard details on the items. The team also found the rates of certain items as exorbitant, a handout read.
Taking cognizance of the malpractices by these shopkeepers, the team seized different stationery items along with school uniforms on the spot.
Briefing media, the DDC disclosed that the team has been constituted to check any such malpractice by schools as well as shopkeepers. He appealed people to come forward and to report any such wrongdoing by the sellers.
Rohit Khajuria also held a meeting with Private School Association and called upon the need to regulate the fee structure as per norms prescribed. He also called for maintaining fair and transparent fee structure and desisting from the practice of charging under unnecessary heads, it added.