The Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC) in Jammu and Kashmir has issued a stern circular addressing complaints about private schools in the UT charging unauthorized admission fees. This violation allegedly occurs during the commencement of the new academic session, prompting concerns over improper fee collection practices.
The circular, numbered 01/FFRC/Adm/14/2023 and dated December 20, 2023, highlights the alleged charging of admission fees by private schools in defiance of statutory regulations.
The FFRC in the order said; tt is reported that numerous schools have been collecting admission fees, mostly in cash, and allegedly failing to issue receipts for the same. Such actions are in contravention of Section 20E (1) of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act 2002, which strictly limits fee collection by private schools to tuition fees, annual fees, transport fees, and voluntary special-purpose fees, excluding admission fees.