The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to issue directives to private schools in the state to reduce fees by 15% in this academic year to ease the financial impact of the Covid pandemic on households.
A government notification is expected soon. School education minister Varsha Gaikwad said guidelines will be issued to schools where parents have already paid fees for the year. For those yet to pay, schools will have to collect 15% less, she said. The move comes a week after the Supreme Court on July 22 directed the state to consider its May judgment to Rajasthan schools to reduce fees by 15%.
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