Hyderabad: Tightening noose, Telangana Minister for Education Sabitha Indira Reddy has directed officers to constitute a committee to look into the complaints of parents about the violation of government orders and fleecing by private schools.
Reddy issued the orders after meeting a delegation of Hyderabad School Parents Association (HSPA).
After listening to the grievances, the minister advised the education department officers to form a separate committee and collect all the details about fleecing by private schools. He said based on the report action would be taken against the erring schools.
Earlier, HSPA office bearers met Minister for Education Sabitha Indira Reddy, Special Chief Secretary for Higher Education Chitra Ramchandran, and Director of School Education Department A Devasana and discussed issues pertaining to private schools.
Hyderabad School Parents Association team apprised the Minister about the court's direction about furnishing details about the working, of the District Fee Regulation Committee (DFRC).
"We also informed the Minister about the harassment by the school management. We also highlighted the mental agony of children after being denied access to the online classes for non-payment of fee," said Seema Aggarwal, president, HSPA.
HSPA team included working president Seema Agarwal, secretary Venkat and members Sikander, Kishore BVK, Shah Taj Khan, and Raj Chetan.
The HSPA team also submitted evidence of various schools violating the GO 46 to Director of School Education Department in the presence of the Minister.
"Government gave relief to parents by issuing GO 46. Unfortunately, none of the private schools have implemented it in true spirit. Instead, all private schools have manipulated previous years' fee structures to fleece parents. They are continuing with the exploitation by charging unjustified fees even during these unprecedented times," said Seema Aggarwal.
To control this unjustified practice of fee collections by private schools, the HSPA team asked the government to implement Prof Tirupathi Rao committee report.