The school fees which are regulated in Tamil Nadu at present is Rs 11000 for Higher secondary school, Rs 9,000 for High School, Rs 8,000 for Middle School and Rs 5,000 for Elementary School. The committee has also proposed a 10% additional expenditure charge for future development in schools and this will be meant for all Private, unaided as well as Anglo – Indian Schools under the regulation of state board.
Some school heads are saying that this rule is not fit for them to be able to maintain the school structure but above all, the people or committee who has enough money in background only should open the school. But at present it is a fact that education is now becoming a business and there are huge amounts of monetary transactions. If the government decides on the new rule then such schools in TN as well as all over India, will not be affected because they are taking enough money and there is no evidence of it as no receipt is given under such conditions.The donations amount varies from Rs. 5, 000 to 75,000 in private schools. The parents are worried about their children’s’ future and if they want better education for their children then then they have only one option and that is to shut their mouth and spend money according to the school’s demands. So these all are the big drawbacks in India. The government or education minister must raid schools to clear all these matters because huge amounts of money in the name of fees and donations are being snatched from the parents.
Its totally wrong on the part of some private schools who are saying that this regulation will effect the salary of teachers. But these very schools are taking high fees and yet they pay very low salary and the teachers are just temporary. If the teachers demand higher salary, then he or she is out and other new, low paid teachers are appointed. So these big drawbacks must be cleared by taking stern action. The State government has fixed fees for 10,934 private self-financing schools across Tamil Nadu,
At present the fee structure for 10,233 schools was fixed on the basis of income and expenditure of the schools and The 10,951 private schools in the State would be informed of the fee structure and that will stand for three years. Already there are many complaints of high fees charged by the schools and the government has taken appropriate action. It is also a known fact that this rule may remain on circular only and the procedure will go on same as before because when it comes to corruption, Tamil Nadu in still stands in second place in India and India stands 5th in world according to the International Transparency Report.