Panel Fixes 9% Hike for School Fees for Next 3 Years
A 9 per cent hike in fees for the next three academic years has been fixed for schools which the private schools fee determination committee, chaired by Justice S.R. Singaravelu, has been hearing after the Madras High Court directive in May.
Several schools had approached the High Court earlier this year, appealing against the fee structure previously given by the committee that applied to all private schools across the State.
On 3rd May, 2012 the High Court had set aside the orders of the committee, then headed by Justice K. Raviraja Pandian, with respect to the nearly 300 institutions and referred the matter back to the panel for fresh consideration.
Justice Singaravelu said that the percentage was arrived at taking into account inflation and hikes in dearness allowances, among other factors.
“The number of schools that had appealed has gone up from 383 to 400, but we will complete a personal hearing for all schools before December as asked by the court,” he said.
Of the 400 schools, the committee has completed hearings for about 160 so far. Through mediation between schools and parents, the committee has been able to facilitate a refund of close to 1 crore, he added.
Delhi Govt Considers Double Shifts in Private Schools
The Delhi government may just be reconsidering its decision on allowing private unaided schools to run double shifts. The Directorate of Education says there have been demands, but it has been turning them down till now. A private unaided school in south Delhi has gone to the Delhi high court on the issue, and the department is consulting stakeholders and discussing “safeguards” before presenting its opinion in court.
Such a demand had been placed before the department even in 2009. “We had refused then. There were fears that instead of a separate school, the management would simply extend the morning one or move a certain section of the kids to the evening shift. Now we are looking at safeguards for maintaining academic standards,” says Amit Singla, Director, Education. Another reason for the rethink is the stupendous increase in intake over the last few years in government schools.
The department is constantly trying to cope with the yearly swell. “If these schools get to run second shifts, it may reduce the burden on us,” says Singla, adding, “But it depends on the family’s capacity to pay. Most of our clientele is poor.”
Last Date for SSLC Application & Hall Tickets Issued
Private candidates who wish to apply for the October SSLC exams under the tatkal scheme can register their applications online before 8th October, 2012 and submit hard copies of the same at the office of the Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations here before 9th October, 2012.
The candidates should register their applications online through the Website : www.dge.tn.nic.in before 1 p.m. on 8th October, 2012. The examination fee of 625, including tatkal fee of 500, should be paid through the challan downloaded from the website.
The fee should be remitted in the Indian Overseas Bank branches with core banking services. Candidates should clearly indicate whether they were appearing under the new or old syllabus.
Besides registering the applications online, they should take a print out of the confirmation copy of the same, affix their passport size photograph and get it attested by the headmaster of the school where they studied last before submitting it in person at the office of the Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations in Tiruchi before 9th October, 2012. Applications sent by post or courier would not be accepted.
Hall tickets for private candidates appearing for the SSLC, OSLC, and Matric public examinations October 2012 would be issued from 11th October, 2012 to 13th October, 2012 in the region.
While the SSLC and OSLC exams are to be held between 15th October, 2012 and 26th October, 2012 the Matric exams would be held between 15th October, 2012 and 29th October, 2012.
Private candidates appearing for the OSLC or matric examinations should download the application from the website and submit the filled – in forms at the office of the Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations. For OSLC, the examination fee, including tatkal fee, is 625.
The examination fee for Matric Exam is 635 for one paper and 100 for every additional paper, according to a press release from S.Lakshmi, Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations, Tiruchi.
Registration for SSLC Exam in October open Online
Private candidates who wish to appear for SSLC public examinations in October 2012 can register their applications online through the website http://www.dge.tn.nic.in till 5.45 p.m. on 17th September, 2012, an official press release said.
Candidates who appeared for the SSLC public exam for the first time in April 2012 under new syllabus should opt for the ‘new syllabus’ and candidates who appeared under the old syllabus in April 2012 or prior to that should select the old syllabus option.
Candidates should also upload the scanned image of their passport size photograph and take a print out of the confirmation copy of their application.
They should also take a print out of the personalised online chalan generated in the website and use it for paying the exam fee in the name of the Director of Government Examinations, Chennai-6 through any Indian Overseas Bank branch with core banking service facility.
Candidates should take a print out of the confirmation copy, affix the same photo ( as uploaded online ), get it attested by the headmaster of the school where he had last studied and submit it to the Regional Deputy Director of Government Exams, Arabic College Street, Khaja Nagar, Tiruchi, on or before 24th September, 2012 either in person or by registered post.
Candidates who failed ( or were absent ) in the practical Science examination in March 2012 can contact the respective district educational offices to appear for the practical exam in October.
Candidates appearing for OSLC, Matric or Anglo India exams, should download the application forms from the website and the filled-in application should be submitted to the office Regional Deputy Director before 24th September, 2012.
Science Practical Training Classes Registration Last Date extended
The last date for registration of names for science practical training classes for Direct Private Candidates appearing for 2012 – 2013 Secondary School Leaving Certificate ( SSLC ) public examinations has been extended from 30th June, 2012 to 31st July, 2012.
This is to facilitate candidates who have appeared for the Standard VIII public examinations in April 2012, awaiting results and intending to appear for the SSLC public examinations also to register their names for the science practical training classes.
According to a release from K.Lalitha, Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations, Vellore, Direct Private Candidates should download the application forms from http://www.tn.gov.in/dge/ or http:/dge.tn.gov.in, and submit the applications in person at the offices of the District Education Officers in Vellore, Tirupattur, Tiruvannamalai or Cheyyar before 31st July, 2012.
Further particulars could be had at the respective DEO offices.
Hall Tickets issued for Supplementary Exams
Hall Tickets for Regular Candidates :
The issue of hall tickets commenced on 21st June, 2012 for the special supplementary examinations to be held from 25th June, 2012 to 5th July, 2012 for candidates who failed in one to five subjects in the SSLC / OSLC / Matric / Anglo – Indian public examinations held in April 2012. The hall tickets would be issued till 23rd June, 2012.
K. Lalitha, Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations, Vellore, said in a release that candidates who studied in schools till April 2012 and applied for the special supplementary examinations through their schools would be issued the hall tickets in their respective schools.
Hall Tickets for Private Candidates :
Hall tickets would be issued to the private candidates at Cheyyar Education District – Indo – American Matriculation Higher Secondary School ( for both SSLC and Matric ); Tiruvannamalai Education District – T.N.A.P. Government HSS, Tiruvannamalai ( SSLC and Matric ); Tirupattur Education District – T.M.S. HSS, Tirupattur ( SSLC and Matric ); Vellore Education District – Don Bosco High School, Vellore ( for SSLC ) and V.K.V.M. Government Girls HSS, Velappadi, Vellore ( for Matric ).
Hall Tickets issued for Private Candidates
The Directorate of Government Examinations will distribute the hall tickets for private candidates appearing for SSLC, OSLC, matriculation and Anglo Indian Board examination under the old syllabus from 29th March, 2012 to 31st March, 2012
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