The Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla have been issued show-cause notices all private schools across the state for demanding fees during the coronavirus lockdown. As many as 23 schools have been sent the notices for not following the guidelines issued by the Punjab government.
The education minister shared a short video on Twitter stating the figures and asked private school owners to take a humanitarian approach and not hamper the future of students during such a crisis.
Keeping in view the sensitivity of the #COVID19 lockdown situation, strict action shall be taken against all those private schools who are not following Punjab Govt’s directives of deferring admissions and not charging late fee. pic.twitter.com/wtxjDNWccy
— Vijay Inder Singla (@VijayIndrSingla) April 7, 2020
Singla also urged schools to not send any messages to students regarding the deposition of fee and has asked students and guardians to reach out to him directly on his email to submit complaints against schools which are demanding fees.
Schools were asked to provide a at least 30 days to submit their fees after the situation returned to normal. As per the report, schools were also directed not to charge any late fee from the students for this lockdown period.
Source: FirstpostPosted in News, States