Maharashtra warns colleges of strict action if eligible students charged excess fees

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New Delhi:

Maharashtra government on Friday warned colleges of strict action if they charged more than the prescribed fees to students whose family income is below Rs.8 lakh per annum.

“Director of Technical Education has been instructed to take strict action against the institutes taking excess fee from such students,” a statement said. 

Maharashtra government under the Rajarshee Shahu Educational Fee Scholarship scheme, bears 50 per cent of the fee burden of students whose family income is below Rs.8 lakh per annum by transferring the money directly to colleges. 

Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said there were complaints that some colleges were still demanding full fees from the students whose parental income is less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum.

“The government pays half the fees of students seeking admission to agriculture, medicine and 605 other professional courses under the scheme. But there were complaints that some colleges were still demanding full fees from the students whose parental income is less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum, or denying admission if the full fee was not paid,” Patil said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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