CBSE asks pvt schools for fee structure
To curb charging of "unreasonable" fees and levying of "hidden" costs, the CBSE has sought data from private schools about their fee structure and increase carried out in recent years.
The move comes weeks after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) warned private schools against turning into "shops" by selling uniform and books in their premises.
"We have told the schools that they should not charge unreasonable fees. The charges should be reasonable and there should be no hidden costs as that is the more irritating part for the parents," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
He said the CBSE has sought data from schools about their fee structure and increase in fees.
"Many schools have sent it and the data is being analysed. Schools which haven't sent it, have been sent reminders and penalised," he said.
The minister, however, did not throw light on the penalty measures for schools found guilty of overcharging and having hidden costs in their fees structure.
Overcharging by schools and increase in fees every year have been a subject of concern, often raised by the parents. West Bengal chief minister had recently met representatives of private schools in Kolkata and asked them to ensure that fees were not raised in an arbitrary manner.