The Kerala High Court on Wednesday observed that there should be a government system in place to regulate the fees in schools under Central Board of Secondary Education, reports Mathrubhumi news. HC instructed the state government to submit a report on the matter within a week.
HC was hearing the petition filed by a group of parents over the fee determination in CBSE schools and the incident of expelling students from online classes.
HC had earlier asked CBSE to file a report after inspecting the revenue and expenditure of the schools.
The board said in High Court that schools determined the fees according to government guidelines and it can’t intervene in the matter.
Raising sharp criticism against the school management, the court noted its disappointment over the CBSE stance that it can’t intervene in fee determination.
Following this, HC asked the state government what can be done.
The general education secretary has issued a circular stating that only a fees in accordance with the Covid situation should be taken from the students, government said.
HC then instructed the government to submit a detailed report on how the guideline can be implemented.