HC seeks report on govt's punitive measures
The High Court yesterday directed the government to submit a report before it by July 13 on action taken against 47 private schools which are charging extra fees for admission from students.
The HC order came following hearing of a rule over legality of the extra fees and charges in the form of donations in violation of government guidelines.
On January 9, 2012, the HC ordered the authorities concerned to investigate allegations of imposition of extra fees and charges and submit to it a report on steps taken to stop this practice and punish violators.
It came following a writ petition jointly filed by Campaign for Popular Education and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust over news reports that private schools were charging admission fees ranging from Tk 8,000 to Tk 32,000.
The government recently submitted a report to the HC saying that it found the 47 schools of violating the guidelines but issued show-cause notice against only two.
Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed fixed July 13 for hearing the rule, said Barrister Ashraful Hadi, representing the petitioners.