The management of Bala Vidya Mandir in Adyar, Chennai dismissed its CEO SS Nathan and replaced principal Srinivasa Raghava with S. Sujatha on Wednesday over forcing an alleged discriminatory fee structure.
The parents were informed about the same via a circular that was sent out on Wednesday. It has been reported that the circular read, “The Management Committee has terminated the services of S.S. Nathan (former CEO of the BVM group of schools).”
Ms. Sujatha was earlier the principal of the group’s Perungudi school and would now be the new member secretary of the School Management Committee (SMC).
According to reports, a total of nine heads of the department have also been expelled.
The Bala Vidya Mandir School had reportedly given parents two school fee payment options- One for a student to get better education and facilities if parents pay around Rs 60,000 p/a and the second option was to pay Rs.35,800 and allow students to attend only 4.5 hours of classes and about 50 extra-curricular activities and facilities such as access to the school canteen and the multimedia lab, among others.
The discrimination had caused uproar leading to staged protests by teachers and parents.