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DPS Rolls Back Fee Hike in Ghaziabad
DPS Rolls Back Fee Hike in Ghaziabad
The DPS Ghaziabad Society has decided to roll back the fee hike in its three schools in Vasundhara, Indirapuram and Hindon Nagar (Dasna), ending the month-long strife between the schools and parents.

The society has asked parents to pay according to the old fee structure. The move came a day after the arrest of one of its senior officials on Wednesday for violation of the district administration's order imposing a ban on school fee hike. The official was released on Thursday.

Making a reference to the October 2011 UP government order, the district administration restricted tuition fee hike for three years and directed schools to increase fee by not more than 10% even if they want to after that. "We have suspended the recent circular regarding fee hike and parents can deposit the fee as per the old structure," said Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Society chairman Om Pathak. "A delegation of school officials has gone to meet the state government over the issue," he added.

There are around 7,500 students in the three schools and 50% have already submitted the fee, said school officials, maintaining the fee has been increased to maintain the education quality, which is in proportion to increment in DA given to staff of the schools.

The month-long protest has also affected academic development in the schools. "We want the schools to charge as per the old fee structure, only then we will pay," said Rahul Mehta, a parent.