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Education Commissioner gives deadline to private unaided schools to form Parent Teacher Associations

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 10:26am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

The Commissioner (Education) on Monday warned all the private unaided schools in the city to form the mandatory Parents-Teachers Associations as per the new structure as it is necessary to have PTA in the schools as per the newly Fee Regulation Act, which is going to be implemented from next academic year (2015-16).
"If these schools do not form the PTA as per the new structure, they would not be able to hike fees as per the new Fee Regulation Act," said S Chockalingam, the Commissioner of (Education).

Since the formation of PTA has to be done within the 30 days from the beginning of the each academic year, all the schools are expected to form the PTAs in their schools by July 16 and out of that an executive committee needs to be formed.

He said that as per the new structure of the executive committee, the committee will be comprised of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Principal, teachers from each class, parents from each class , who then will be taking decisions over fee structure of the school and on that basis the fee hike will be decided.

He added that this is only applicable for the private English unaided schools in the state.

There were several complaints in the last academic year that the schools do not have proper PTA exist in the school and if there are PTAs in the schools they do not meet on regular basis.

He added that apart from the fee regulations, the PTAs are expected to monitor other things in the schools like whether the school bus policy is observed and and the female attendants are being deployed on the schools and other issues.

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