The education department has reprimanded six CBSE schools for charging crores of rupees extra as fees from parents. And the schools approached court. In view of the situation, Minister of State for School Education Bacchu Kadu remarked that the schools have to refund the money which has been charged extra by the schools. He further said that if the schools fail to refund the extra fees, their chairperson or principal can be arrested. For the first time any such action has been initiated against CBSE schools.Kadu clarified that it will be recovered from the schools which charge extra fees from poor parents.
A meeting of education department officials was held on Thursday to discuss the final course of action. If the additional charges are not refunded, we will confiscate the school property and seal the bank account. An action plan will be prepared as to what action the education department will take in case of non-recovery from the schools. A special lawyer will also be appointed for this. It will check the details of the fees charged by the schools on a yearly basis and collect information about fee hikes. Around 12 more schools charging extra fees have been questioned and it has been revealed that they are not sharing the information with the department. And now the deputy director will verify the things and the schools who are not giving proper information will strict action.