I would like to draw the kind attention of the director of secondary education, Itanagar, regarding its order dated 23 April, 2019, relating to school admission fee norms.
In its order, it has clearly prescribed the admission fee norms, ie: (1) From Classes 9 to 12 @ Rs 120; and (2) AISS/AISSCE (internal) board examination fee @ Rs 100 per student per annum.
Apart from these prescribed fee norms, no other fee is to be charged from the students wef the academic session 2019-20. It also reads that all the government schools are required to deposit the fees to the ‘government revenue head of account’ through treasury Challan @ Rs 60 out of Rs 100. The remaining Rs 40 is to be held by the school.
On the contrary, it is surprising to see that the order call of the director has not yet been implemented in some government schools in our state.
Just recently, I witnessed one such case, wherein my brother informed me that he is being charged Rs 1900 as school admission fee, which contradicts the above order issued by the director of secondary education. In addition to that, the school faculties were incompetent in dealing with this issue raised by my brother.
Finally, finding no solution to the problem, he had to pay Rs 1900. Worryingly, the admission receipt did not mention any particulars of charges as an actual admission receipt would have.
The same evening, I also came across many Facebook posts related to this issue, where many students expressed their dismay at this violation of the mentioned order by many government schools of the state.
Hence, I earnestly urge the director of secondary education to direct all the DDSEs to strictly monitor the implementation of this order in all government schools in the state and return the extra charges taken from the deprived poor students of our state as soon as possible.
There must be strict action taken against the violators so as the students don’t have to bear the brunt of this problem.
I humbly appeal to the government to ensure the proper execution and implementation of orders instead of making them simply for the sake of publication.