Hyderabad: The Telangana state government is likely to order Prof. Tirupathi Rao to review his committee report and come out with revised recommendations.
Deputy Chief Minister and education minister Kadiam Srihari, who was in Warangal, on Saturday, called senior officials of the school education department over phone and discussed about the future course of action following backlash from parents associations and students’ organisations.
What surprised officials was that when fees for professional courses are revised once in three years, the Prof. Tirupathi Rao committee recommended a school fee hike every year.
Officials said the reason given by Prof. Rao for recommending the hike appeared unscientific and unconvincing. Prof Rao had stated that since schools were increasing fees up to 30 per cent every year, the committee wanted to cap it at 10 per cent.
The committee failed to note that while a few corporate schools increased their fee by up to 30 per cent, most of the others, where students from middle and lower income groups go, usually hiked fee by five to 10 per cent. Some schools increased their fee once in two or three years.