It may be noted that the maximum fee limit under Right to Education Act is Rs 14,000 per annum but the committee has allowed fees even up to Rs 30,000, where the schools presented proper accounts and duly justified high fees charges.
But most private schools wish to charge much higher than that and are not willing to submit their accounts to committee to get their fees rationalized and regularized.
Parents are supporting the regulatory committee to keep the private education affordable to larger society and have been complaining against schools' insistence of buying books, stationery and uniforms from the schools at higher than market costs.
Many feel that private schools have turned into profit making business houses selling education as a commodity and raising its prices every now and then. Moreover, private schools have turned into black boxes, isolated from the community and clientèle they are suppose to serve.
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