Manipur education minister Dr Th Radheshyam said the school fees shall not be collected for the months with effect from April to July, 2020.
Fees, if already collected for these months – April to July, 2020 by the schools, and then they shall be adjusted with subsequent months in future.
He said that the admission fees and fees can be collected up to the month of March, 2020 may be collected by schools without any hike in amount.
Minister Radheshyam was speaking to reporters in Imphal on Monday. Commissioner, Education (S) T Ranjit Singh, Director Education (S) Th Kirankumar and others also attended the press conference.
Radheshyam said that a direction from Government of Manipur, Department of Education (Schools), has been circulated to address some of the important issues that have been raised as such – should the school fees of students be paid or not; salaries of teaching/non teaching staff in private schools; and the academic calendar.
On the policy the minister said all the private and aided schools should pay the salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff with effect from April, 2020 to July, 2020.
However the payment of salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff has been categories as per the enrolment of the students.
He said that the salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff of schools with less than 200 enrolments should pay 50 per cent of salaries and may be paid after the lockdown is over.
Salaries for schools with 200 to 700 enrolments should pay 50 per cent of the salaries.
While the school with more than 700 enrolments should pay full salaries, he added.
There are more than 1200 private schools in Manipur providing education to more than four lakh students and many of these schools have been providing quality education with high enrolment for past 30 years.