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Setback for schools: SC says govt to decide on optional activities

DNAHM122139 | 7/12/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :408 | City-Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: In a major relief to parents across the state, who have been juggling between schools and the government’s ambitious Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the state government to give a list of items that they consider optional to the schools.
On April 24, the SC had asked the state government and the school management to prepare a joint scheme for activities and the expenses incurred. The formula, if possible, should be acceptable to both, the bench had said. On Wednesday, the state government submitted that extra-curricular activities along with transport etc, should not be forced upon on children, instead be offered as optional.
The bench also asked 1,800 school
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