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Fee committee faces opposition from private schools

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The private schools of Jaipur have raised objection against the fee committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India. The move came after the fee committee determined the fees without considering the expenses incurred on expansion and development of schools. The fee committee’s decision affected fees in 400 schools.

Terming the move as “Unconstitutional”, the private schools have challenged the fee committee’s order in the High Court. Schools argued that the committee hiked only the tuition fees without considering other expenditures. The principal of a private schools said that the tuition fees formed nearly 60% of their expenses.  Other things like maintenance, expansion and funds for workshops and seminars which are most of the time not planned involves huge expenses  and which was ignored by the committee, he added.

The fee committee was constituted by the Supreme Court. It was constituted under the Rajasthan Fee Act and was assigned the task of determining the fees of private schools on the basis of expenses they are incurring on education. The state has over 37,000 private schools and about 2/3 of them have not submitted the required information to the fee committee. The fee structure of almost all schools is posted on their websites.

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