Bhubaneswar: In a serious aid for college students and their guardians, Odisha authorities has introduced discount of tuition charges in all aided and unaided non-public colleges for the 2020-2021 tutorial session in wake of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic scenario.
The College and Mass Training division in a notification issued on Tuesday mentioned that the schooling payment discount might be made in seven totally different slabs. Whereas there might be no waiver for colleges charging ₹6,000 each year, these charging between ₹6,001 to ₹12,001 will scale back the schooling payment by 7.5 per cent.
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Twelve per cent discount for tuition charges between ₹12,001 and ₹24, 000 yearly, 15 per cent for charges between ₹24,001 to ₹48,000, 20 per cent for varsity tuition charges of ₹48,001 to ₹72,000, 25 per cent for ₹72,001 to ₹1 lakh charges and 26 per cent for charges above ₹1 lakh each year, the notification mentioned.
This aside, colleges can’t cost college students for meals and transport. Nevertheless, a 30 per cent waiver might be given on hostel charges, the notification mentioned.
The state authorities motion got here based mostly on a Excessive Court docket directive which requested the federal government to cut back the charges in all aided and unaided non-public colleges for the 2020-21 tutorial session within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We hope that the aided and unaided non-public colleges will abide by the court docket order,” College and Mass Training minister SR Sprint instructed reporters.
Earlier, a number of mother and father’ associations had gone to the Excessive Court docket after the state authorities and the colleges refused to cut back the charges whilst colleges remained closed as a result of pandemic. Responding to a Public Curiosity Litigation (PIL), the state authorities had knowledgeable the Excessive Court docket that it had no energy to manage charges mounted by non-public colleges.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier this month introduced waiver of examination charges of Class 10 college students, who would seem on the board examinations in 2021. The choice would profit six lakh college students. The federal government would bear ₹27 crore in direction of the exemption, Patnaik had mentioned in an announcement.
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