June 03, 2009

Law soon to put cap on fee hike

TIMES NEWS NETWORK Hyderabad: Admitting that though it is tough to control the private school managements for hiking the school fee, the minister for school education M Vara Prasada Rao on Tuesday said that the government is contemplating to bring a law to curb this practice. Replying to a query on the hike in the fee by the private managements, the minister expressed his helplessness but later said he would talk to the chief minister and see that a law was passed to control the managements for taking huge fees. Earlier, the minister held a review meeting with the officials of the school education. The minister said that 60 per cent of the text books were already dispatched to the district head quarters and by first week of the academic year they will be handed over to the schools. He said that 5.91 crore text books are required and till now 3.46 crore have already sent to the district head quarters. He said that a monitoring cell will be started in his peshi from June 22 to facilitate distribution of text books. The officials will be monitoring from Wednesday onwards. The minister said that the key to the DSC question papers will be released on June 4.