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CBSE affiliated Schools have no Fixed Fee Structure: RTI Reply

Apr 19, 2014 13:48 IST

    In spite of the Supreme Court request disallowing commercialisation of education, over the top expense being charged by private schools is breaking the spine of the working class families who wish to give quality education to their youngsters.

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) does not have an altered charge structure for private-partnered or self-financed affiliated schools, a CBSE answer to a city-based RTI activist Raj Kumar has uncovered.

    "Some private schools partnered to the CBSE don't hold fast to the SC standards," he guaranteed.

    In the answer looked for under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Kumar said, the CBSE refered to a proviso from the standing rules that the expense accused ought to be similar of the offices being given by the organization. The clause said, “Fees should normally be charged under the heads prescribed by the department of education of the state for schools of different categories.”

    The RTI activist included that the state government has no training demonstration set up, which was unveiled in a high court judgment taking after a civil writ petition. In the area, 86 schools subsidiary to the CBSE are charging induction charges extending from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 and are taking security store from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 8,000.

    "Additionally excessive confirmation expense, all private schools charge immense sum as security store, which is discounted after the youngster leaves the school. Nonetheless, they get to keep the premium cash," he said, including that there is no altered run on the expense structure.

    Also, almost half schools of the city have not yet redesigned their sites with the charge structure in spite of the rules issued by the CBSE.

    Kumar included that there ought to likewise be an administrative framework set up to check charge being charged for transportation reason by schools. Anil Kumar, a parent of a six-year-old child, said, "The state government or region transport office has not altered transportation expenses because of which the schools charge discretionarily for transportation."

    'Court Appointed Advisory Groups: Board'

    RJ Khanderao, territorial officer, CBSE, said as stated by the CBSE affiliation bylaws, the schools could charge the confirmation charges according to the standard of base they give. "The Punjab and Haryana High Court has selected advisory groups, one each for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, to investigate the records of the schools and discover the sensibility of increment in expenses by schools and chip away at the charge structure approaches."

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