The High Court has responded to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to set up a special system for fee control in private and unaided schools. The court has questioned why a separate system was not set up for private schools in the same way as the Fee Regulatory Authority was set up for fee regulation in vocational colleges. It directed the state government to give an explanation on the matter.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice A. Rajasekhar Reddy recently heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Kadapa Venkat Sainath, assistant secretary, Hyderabad Schools Parents Association, seeking an order to set up a special unit to regulate private school fees. Counsel for the petitioner finished the association's arguments.
The CBSE, along with the Central and State Governments, the Association of Accredited School Owners' Associations, and Independent Schools Management Associations are the respondents in the case. The court directed them to respond to this issue and adjourned the case till November 17th for further hearing.