MP News: The arbitrariness of private schools has come to the fore in Singrauli district. It is alleged that the directors are pressurizing the children enrolled under the Right to Education Act to deposit the fees. The parents reached the Collectorate along with the children and pleaded with the Collector for relief. The parents, who reached the collectorate with the children in school dress, said that pressure is being created by the private school operator of the cluster center, Gadhara, to deposit the fees. He told that the children have been admitted under the RTE quota after selection from the government level.
Schools accused of pressurizing fees
Parents say that the children are also being threatened to be expelled from the school for not depositing the fees. While giving a memorandum to the collector, the guardian Dharesh Kumar Sharma told that two children have been admitted in a private school under RTE. Till now, under the pressure of the school management, he has deposited the fee of Rs 4500. Now pressure is being created to deposit more fees. Other parents Ram Manohar Pal, Arvind Basor, Santosh Kumar, Sunil Kumar Tiwari, Chandrakesh Chaiswal, Jitendra Kumar Dubey also had a similar complaint.
Children were admitted under RTE quota
The parents raised the issue of arbitrariness of private schools in front of the collector and demanded that relief be provided from the management. He appealed to the Collector to give special instructions to the school management keeping in view the future of the children. Seeing the seriousness of the matter, the Singrauli Collector has directed the Education Officer to investigate. The District Education Officer will talk to the school management and give information about the situation to the DM. The DM has assured the parents that no problem will be allowed in the education of the children.