Supreme Court ruling ambiguous: Advocate
Chennai: Advocate B. Nagasaila said Supreme Court ruling on freedom to fix fee by CBSE and ICSE schools is ambiguous. She said in the case of CBSE schools Singaravelu committee can see whether the fee is commensurate with the facilities provided. If it is not, the committee can recommend disaffiliation. This is what section 7(3) of Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fees) Act 2009 says, she said.
The powers of the committee will be as per section 7(3) of the Act. “Now it is open to a lot of interpretation as it is not a clear order. If parents go to the committee for relief what is the point of saying it can recommend for disaffiliation.
CBSE has also been given instructions that they should abide by the committee,” she said. So the schools will be at a vantage point of hiking as much fee they feel like. Further, she said the committee doesn’t fix the fee, but it approves the fee fixed by schools. In the approval process, the committee will check what are the facilities provided by the schools.