HYDERABAD: The euphoria surrounding the movie Baahubali-2 has touched all aspects of Telangana, even the school fees issue. City parents have linked their relentless fees-fight of the last two years with this runaway smash hit that has caught the imagination of the entire nation. A parent, V. Pavani, posted on her Twitter handle that everyone knew the reason for Katappa killing Baahubali, but she wanted to know when school fees would come down in Telangana.
She tagged her message to the Twitter handles of Telangana Chief Minister’s Office and Minister K.T. Rama Rao. A few users on the micro-blogging site, like B. Sachin and Riyazuddin as well as HSPA (Hyderabad Schools’ Parents’ Association) member Ashish Naredi echoed their sentiments with retweets. Mr Ashish said that the parent’s tweet was bang on. Why Katappa killed Baahubali was the question on all filmgoers’ minds for the last two years, but parents in Telangana are more anxious to know when the ‘sky-rocketing’ school fees would come down.
A parent named Pavan Reddy sounded a word of caution on behalf of the parents. He said parents would react ‘accordingly’ in 2019 if no law was introduced by the government. Meanwhile, the committee appointed by the government to give recommendations on the fee regulation mechanism in private schools has been given time till May 15 to submit its report. Former vice-chancellor of Osmania University Prof. T. Tirupati Rao, who is heading the panel, said that they are examining views given by all stakeholders as well as government rules, legal aspects etc.
“The five-member committee is on the job. We will submit the report a few days earlier before the May 15 deadline,” he said. The panel was earlier told to give its recommendation by April 20. “We were holding consultations and receiving representations until April 17. So there was not enough time on hand to examine them all. Hence a few weeks of additional time was sought,” Mr Rao said....