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16 March, 2005

BJP flays admn on high school fee

Chandigarh Newsline
Chandigarh, March 15: THE Chandigarh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday trained its guns at the UT Administration, alleging that no steps had been taken—despite a High Court directive—to prevent some city schools from charging "unreasonably hefty" amounts as capitation fees and compulsary contribution to various school funds from students.
Satya Pal Jain, former MP and national convenor of the BJP's legal cell, said, in a press conference, that despite a month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court's judgement and directive, the UT administration was sitting pretty on it and causing financial loss to poor students' families and exploitation to the schools' staff. He said the last few years had seen enormous hike in school fees and introduction of new "funds"—like development fund, building fund, etc—in the fee structure, making it harder for students from the weaker sections. ...