BENGALURU: Several CBSE schools have expressed opposition to the proposed amendment by the state government to the Karnataka Education Act 1983 to regulate fee fixation at private schools affiliated to Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE).
The Cabinet on Friday cleared the proposal to amend the Karnataka Education Act 1983, where it has sought to improve safety of children. The amendment includes provisions to regulate fee at private schools including those affiliated to CBSE. The amended bill is expected to be placed before the Assembly on Monday.
The managements of CBSE schools have opposed the proposal to regulate fee. Though they have no issues with the amendment, they are not ready to accept any fee regulation if it is unscientific.
Mansoor Ali Khan, Board member of Delhi Public School, who also represents the association of CBSE schools in state said, “The state government has the rights to bring amendments. But, as this amendment is about regulation of fees, we will not accept if it applies to all schools.”
The managements of CBSE schools say the fee fixation or regulation should be fair. They have demanded the government to discuss the issue with the CBSE schools association before regulating fee.
“We will wait for them to table the amended bill, and see how they will regulate fee. If it is not scientific, we will not accept it,” said a CBSE school management representative.