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May 28, 2017

The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance Amendment 2017

The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance Amendment 2017

The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance was originally promulgated in 1984 but recently it is updated in 2017. Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance is the 1st Law passed by Punjab Assembly in year 2017 and published in official Gazette on 10 January 2017.

According to this amendment 2017 now all types of schools are allowed to increase their annual fees by five percent. In special cases and with the permission of competent authority they can increase it annually up to eight percent. One important point to remember is that this increase rate applies only to those schools which are charging monthly fee of 4000 or above. The Schools which are charging less than 4000 month do not come into the ambit of this Ordinance.

Under The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance Amendment 2017, Government shall establish a registering authority. If a School wants to increase the monthly fee more than 5 percent than it must apply to the registering authority. The authority shall decide the application of school within 15 days of receiving of application.

Overall, The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance 1984 is good legislation and its purpose is to safeguard the interest of parents. Through this law Government also intends to control the unbridled Private School Mafia in Punjab.

The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance 1984 (Amended in 2017) PDF Format

Click on the link below to download the PDF copy of Ordinance with up to date amendment.

The Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance Amendment 2017

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