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Private Schools would be Monitored over Fee Hike by Government

May 20, 2015 17:24 IST

    Angry parents and guardians had lodged several complaints against the private schools charging much higher school fees and increasing it heavily every year. The Education department has thus decided to monitor the 122 CBSE-run, a dozen of ICSE and thousands of state-run schools. Various CBSE-affiliated schools have raised their fees by 20 percent this year.

    Similar complains had been filed before by the parents in 2009 and the tussle in quite old and common between the private schools and the parents. What bothers the parents most is the lack of apathy and legislation in the private schools around the country. They have showed considerable doubts over the role of government and have urged the government to intervene. With this rate if the fees keep increase a class 12 student might get charged as high as Rs. 8 lakh per annum by the year 2020.This is certainly a matter of concern for the parents and students who are willing to continue their studies in these private run schools.

    Previously in 2009 the schools had been dragged to High Court by parents who had got judgement in their favour. The government has notified the schools that they could charge Rs. 12,000 as the maximum fee and the ones wanting to charge more need to submit their proposals that needs to get approved from the school regulatory board.

    The parents have however remained disappointed by the stay order as it has given liberty to the schools for hiking the fees. The government however has ensured that they are looking after the situation and would take immediate action against the schools that are not following the guidelines properly.

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