The Private School Fee Determination Committee is mulling action against schools that failed to appear before it even after several summons.
The committee had sent summons to around 11,000 schools this year to determine the fee structure for three years from 2013-14 to 2015-16. The committee was trying to reach an amicable solution with the schools without having to resort to harsh methods, a senior official said. “We sent summons to all private schools whose fee structure, fixed by the previous committee, had expired. However, a few of the schools are yet to respond. We will take necessary action against the schools after the first week of November,” the official added.
As of now, the committee is conducting talks with the schools that approached them after the third summons. Moreover, some schools have made an appeal for a fee hike, which was also being heard by the committee.
These procedures would be completed by November, following which the focus would be shifted on to the schools that have not got their fee structure determined or were continuing with the older ones.
Meanwhile, unhappy with the turn of events, around 300 schools have appealed for fee hike, of which, 25 have taken the matter to the courts.