Correspondent Liyakat Shah
MUMBAI – Parents Can Complain to the District Education Officers if Schools force them to pay fees During the Lockdown Period, school Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Friday. On March 30, The State Education Department had issued a circular asking Schools to be considerate” while Demanding fees for the ongoing and next academic years after it received several requests from parents seeking extension in deadline. “Don’t make it mandatory for parents to pay and inform them about the payment schedule once school reopens,” it had added. But as several parents have still been complaining on social media about schools asking them to pay fees, Gaikwad, on Friday, tweeted a video in which she said: “In the backdrop of corona virus, a Government decision has been issued regarding the demand of school fees from parents. If you have a complaint about this, please contact your district education officer (primary/secondary) office. Local officials said that they have already begun resolving problems on ground. “Parents can either sent an email or call us. We are also tracking complaints on social media and have spoken to the schools concerned, and they have agreed to keep fee collection on hold,” said Rajendra Ahire Deputy Director of Education, Mumbai.