Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued a notification following a High Court order on fee structure for private schools for the 2020-21 academic session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Private schools have been asked to waive fees as per the MoU on September 10.
The government has slashed up to 26 per cent fees in schools where admission charges exceed Rs 1lakh per annum.
Waiver of school fees under seven slabs
26 per cent waiver of school fees for annual fees above Rs 1 lakh per annum
25 per cent for the fee range between Rs 72,001 and Rs 1 lakh per annum
20 per cent for school fees from Rs 48,001 to Rs 72,000
15 per cent for school fees from Rs 24,001 to Rs 48,000
12 per cent for school fees from Rs 12,001 to Rs 24,000
7.5 per cent for school fees from Rs 6,001 and Rs 12,000 per annum
Besides, no school can take exorbitant food and transport fee from parents.
On January 7, the Orissa High Court said that the recommendations on reduction of school fees made by the court-ordered high-level committee would be final and anyone having objections against the suggestions by the panel can file writ petition on the matter.