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17 private schools penalized for charging excessive fees by Noida administration

Following a decision of the District Fees Regulatory Committee under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Fees Regulation Act for Self–Financed Schools – 2018, a penalty of Rs 8.30 lakh was imposed on 17 schools. For charging excessive fees from students the district authorities have imposed a penalty on these schools.

A penalty of Rs 1 lakh was imposed on Jagran Public School, Noida, which is the maximum penalty imposed amongst all schools. CLM Public School, Gagan Public School, Greater Heights Public School, Dharm Public School (all four in Greater Noida), Grads International School, Shri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir, Karl Huber (all three in Noida) and SD Public School in Bhangel, each of these schools have been imposed a penalty of Rs 75,000.

The administration said that Vishwa Bharti Public School in Noida have been asked to pay a penalty of Rs 50,000, while Ramagya Public School Rs 20,000. A penalty Rs 10,000 each was imposed on six schools – Rockwood, G D Goenka, Modern Public School, Acent International, APJ International and Ryan International.

The Uttar Pradesh government in September 2018 asked all districts to set up a fees regulatory committee to take cognizance of such matters following the complaints of excessive fees in private schools by thousands of parents and guardians of children.

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