Automatic Promotion Clause will not be applicable on students of Classes 10th and 12th
CM has instructed that ONLINE Classes will continue unhindered
Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has taken a proactive decision on the fees being charged by schools.
As per the decision taken on the recommendation of the Department of Education, the CM has instructed that Schools will not be allowed to charge the advance fees for this quarter (April 2020 - June 2020). The order specified that all fees that are due after 15 March will be kept pending and no advance fees needs to be paid. It will be deferred.
His instructions further said that the Students will not be kept from promotion to the next year. This clause of the order, however is not applicable on students of classes 10th and 12th who have just appeared for their board examinations.
No official circular giving clarity on this decision has been issued to schools. Whether the fees for this quarter will be taken in arrears later or will be completely waived off... is not clear.
The CM took this decision in a Video Conference meeting where he was reviewing the academic year preparations of all educational institutions in the state, be it schooll or college. It was during this meeting that the decision was taken. THE CM INSTRUCTED that ONLINE CLASSES WILL CONTINUE so as NOT TO AFFECT the academic learning cycle of the students.
Most private schools have already started delivery of classes on the online mode. Praveen Vishwakarma, in response to a post by the Rajasthan chief minister, Ashok Gehlot on Twitter, alleged that online classes are "just a tool" to charge the quarterly fees.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan has once again taken the initiative in defining policies as per the need of the hour. Earlier, Rajasthan was one of the initial states in the country to have declared a complete lockdown, which was followed by PM Modi taking the decision for the entire country.