Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has asked the Hattrick Public School Zakura to produce copy of its fee structure “approved by the Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) for the last three years” and the item-wise break up of annual fee charged by it.
The DSEK had summoned the chairman of the school after complaints about the fees charged by the institution and “forcing” parents to buy books from a particular shop.
An order issued by Joint Director, DSEK said that a delegation of parents of students enrolled at Hat Trick school had approached the directorate “with regard to redressal of their genuine grievances”.
It has asked chairman of the school to present himself at the DSEK on Wednesday, and produce the copy of the FFC approved fee structure and the “item-wise breakup” of the Rs 7,000 annual fee, which it charges from the students. The school charges Rs 3000 as monthly tuition fee, which has recently been hiked to Rs 3132.
Parents of the students said the school already charges a heavy fee, and resorts to arbitrary hikes year after year.
The DSEK has also asked the management of Hat Trick Public School to clear its position on “forcing parents to buy books from the only one identified shop located in the school premises”.
“In case of any default, strict action shall be initiated against the school management in terms of J&K Educational Act, 2002, which includes de-recognition of the school,” the DSEK has warned.
It also asked the Parents Association, Hat Trick Public School to attend the DSEK on Wednesday along with the chairman of the institution.