Regulate fees by private schools: Karnataka HighCourt

BENGALURU: The high court on Wednesday ordered notice to the state and central governments in response to a PIL seeking measures to regulate fees collected by private unaided schools, especially those claiming affiliation to CBSE and CISCE.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee ordered notice to both CBSE and CISCE on the petition filed by Karnataka School Parents Association.The tuition fees for nursery, KG-1 and KG-2 students increased from Rs 35,000 in academic year 2011-12 to Rs 70,000 in 2016-17. fees for students in classes 1-5 rose from Rs 45,000 in academic year 2011-12 to Rs 81,000 in 2016-17. For one year, the increase was 22.22%. In addition, the transportation fee for zone 1 (0-2 km) increased from Rs 6,400 to Rs 20,000; for zone 2 (2-15 km), from Rs 25,000 in 2016-17 as against Rs 11,400 in 2012-13. There is no rational basis for these charges; they are more than the prevailing market rate applied by cabs,” the petition said.

 

World TV news|| Shehnaz

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