Schools charging big money from parents in the name of security deposit, refundable fund or admission fee will now have to return this amount.
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During admission in most of the private schools in the country, parents have to pay a hefty amount in the form of security deposit, refundable fund or admission fee. Sometimes these fees are in lakhs of rupees. This increases the financial pressure on the parents. there, now Jammu Kashmir The Fee Fixation and Regulation Committee (FFRC) took a big decision. FFRC has banned the security deposit, refundable fund or admission fee to be charged by the educational institute.
FFRC Chairperson Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Hussain Attar said that most of the parents have to bow down to the illegal and unethical demands of some big school managements. Actually, this order from FFRC has come at a time when many parents complained that huge amount is being collected by the school management in the name of security deposit, refundable fund and sometimes admission fee. Pressure is also being created to deposit these money.
The moral values of the society are being destroyed
The FFRC chairperson said in his order that some school managements are allegedly demanding hefty amount from the students in the form of security deposit, refundable fund and in some cases admission fees. In a way this is unfair. The order further said that for a long time, education has been used as a medium to inculcate moral values in the people.
However, some people have become so greedy that they are destroying the moral values of the society. Illegal money is being created and pumped into the market. This is affecting the economic condition of the state.
Victim parents should file complaint in FRCC
The FFRC said in its order that the schools which have charged fees in excess of the prescribed fees, they should immediately return it to the students. Justice Attar said that the parents who were forced to pay money in excess of the prescribed fee. Such people are free to inform the FFRC about how much money they were asked to pay.
He said that based on this, the FFRC will take action on the school management under the sections of the law, to ensure that the money is returned back to the parents.
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