GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Friday directed all the educational institutions established and run by an associations of individuals, society or trusts etc to waive 25 per cent of their monthly fees.
State’s education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “In view of Covid-19 pandemic, we have advised all private educational institutions to offer at least 25 per cent concessions in monthly fees, pre-primary to XII from May 1, 2020 till formal opening of schools.”
Sarma also said that these institutions are saving substantial expenditure under various heads.
In its order, the Assam Education (Secondary and Elementary) Department stressed that every educational institutes have to waive 25 per cent of their monthly school/ college fees exclusively meant for the month of May 2020 till the formal and physical opening of educational institutions for imparting education to the students studying any class from pre-primary to class XII.
The department order also said, due to the closure of educational institutions, the non-governmental education institutions are saving substantial expenditures on various heads.
According to the order, the non-governmental education institutes are saving expenditures in the areas of – energy charges on electrical consumption, fuel cost for transportation, maintenance of vehicles, wear and tear of parts of vehicles, the coast of meal in case of residential or boarding school, the maintenance cost of swimming pool, gym, sports equipment etc, consumables in the science lab, computer lab, reduction in the cost of cleaning, maintenance of building and security staff, reduction in the cost of organising events, and celebration of festivals.
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