SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir Fee Fixation and Regulation Committee (FFRC) on Friday allowed the private schools to increase 12 per cent in transport fee which was being paid before the closure of schools in 2019-2020.
“The school management shall make an increase of 12 per cent in transport fee which was being paid by the students availing transport facility, in October-2019 in winter zone ( Kashmir) and February- 2020 in summer Zone ( Jammu). This hike will be operative from the date of re-opening of schools,” the Committee direction read.
“No school shall seek any type of undertaking from the parents or students for advance payment of tuition fee, transport fee or any other fee. However the parents are at liberty to pay the fee monthly or quarterly,” it added.
These orders have been passed by the FFRC after complaints that private schools have made huge increase in transport fees after the re-opening of schools in the UT. The matter was placed before the Commission on March 9.
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