Parents-teachers seek fee exemption for more school students
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 18:25
Mumbai: The Parent-Teachers Association United Forum of Mumbai on Wednesday demanded that the state government give fee exemption for more students from the economically weaker section by increasing the limit on their families' income.

Over 250 teachers and parents protested at the Azad Maidan in south Mumbai saying that the government should facilitate admission of more children from the economically weaker section by raising the annual salary limit of the parent to Rs one lakh from the current Rs 15,000 per annum.

"Such an exemption is made available for higher education, then why not for primary school students," Arundhati Chavan, the convenor of PTA United forum told PTI.

"How do you expect the Right To Education Act to be implemented fully if the government does not facilitate?," she added.

The forum is also demanding salaries for the teachers of Special Schools in the city who were not paid since the last one year.

"We want the government to implement first the 5th Pay commission for the private schools and then the sixth pay commission," Chavan said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 18:25

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