Indian Education Society Ordered by FRC to Refund 15% of School Fees

New Delhi, November 29, 2023 – Refund 15% School Fees – The Divisional Fee Regulatory Committee (DFRC) has ordered the Indian Education Society (IES) to refund 15% of the total school fees charged in the 2021-22 academic session.

 

Official sources have informed that a complaint was filed by the parents of the students studying at Orion School, Dadar, which is run by the Indian Education Society.

Refund 15% School Fees – Background

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court and the Maharashtra Government notified the Indian Education Society to reduce school fees for the academic year 2021-22.
  • Based on this judgement, the parents approached the committee, as there were no concessions made on the school fees.
  • IES further mentioned that the school fee has not been increased since 2018.
  • The parents were asked to pay the same fees as they paid in the 2019-20 academic year. This was approved by the Parents Teachers Association’s Executive Committee (PT-AEC).
  • However, the General Resolution (GR) was not implemented on the schools that declared their session fees before the judgement dated May 8, 2020.
  • The General Resolution (GR) was also not applicable to schools with fixed fees.

Refund 15% School Fees – Responses of IES and Final Verdict

  • In response to the complaint, the school authority has pointed out that less than 25% of the total number of parents in the school has signed the complaint.
  • To validate the complaint, the committee is required to take unauthorized steps which will also disprove a genuine process of proceeding.
  • In its reply, The Indian Education Society mentioned implementing the Government Resolution (GR) and keeping the school fee the same as it was in the academic year of 2019 and 2020.
  • In the Government Resolution (GR), all schools were requested not to increase session fees for the academic session of 2021 to 2022.
  • The final verdict of the Divisional Fee Regulatory Committee (DFRC) states to implement the 15% discount as it was ordered by the Supreme Court.

Refund 15% School Fees – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who has declared a refund of 15% on the school fee for the academic year 2021-2022?

The Supreme Court and the Maharashtra Government notified the Indian Education Society to provide a discount of 15% on the school fees for the 2021-22 academic year.Β 

What is the annual school fee of the Orion School, located in Dadar, Mumbai?

The approximate annual school fees of Orion School, located in Dadar, Mumbai is between INR 84,722 and INR 1,07,570.

What is the final verdict on the 15% refund of school fees?

The Divisional Fee Regulatory Committee (DFRC) declared that it is mandatory for all schools in different states to follow the orders of the Supreme Court. The schools are liable to consider a discount of 15% on the school fee for the 2021-22 academic year.

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