Due to ongoing pandemic, On Wednesday, The Maharashtra cabinet has decided to slash school fees by 15 per cent in the state.
As per Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said, “I am happy to inform you all that the cabinet has decided to cut 15 per cent of the school fees in the wake of the pandemic. My department was following this up consistently. I thank my Cabinet colleagues for their support.”
Additionally, She further added that the decision had been taken along the lines of the Rajasthan government’s decision. Parents’ bodies have been demanding some relief from the state government in terms of slashing school fees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
As per the sources, She added that there is a discussion on reducing syllabus from classes I to XII by 25 per cent because of the pandemic and online learning.