Agreed.., but this is not at all a point of concern/point of discussion. There are quite a few points that are worth discussion. Couple of actual points are 1. ARBITRARY annual increments of annual fee and
2. Following laid down Govt rules n Regulations.
Let's discuss them in few sentences....1. ARBITRARY annual increments of annual fee
Well most, if not everyone, will join their kids in the schools that they are comfortable and where the fees are Affordable to THEM. But can they (again MOST if not EVERYONE) afford the increment of 15% or 30% every YEAR? On what basis the school fee has been increased? Not many can afford. Probably most of us (assuming mostly IT/ITES employess) will try somehow to meet the increased fees but in few cases, the increase is more than 50%. Is this justified? Coming to the cost of the fee, Govt., has fixed the fee of the Engineering course to 1.1 lakh rupees (Engineering colleges are also owned by Private individuals and also require huge land parcels) then why not the fee for Primary education? Can someone tell me: a)what a PP1 kid will learn more or the school will teach more than that of an Engineering college does? b)Does a PP1 kid require more infrastructure/Lab/Library/Skilled teachers than an Engineering college does? c)Does the schools Pay the teachers more than the salaries of good engineering colleges??Then why is the fee in a PP1 is more than couple of lakhs in some schools and on a avg, the Fee is about One Lakh rupees???? The cost of admission in PP1 in a particular school is 5.5 Lakh rupees
and on an average in most of the schools it is more than 1.5 Lakh. Does it make any sense at all.....????
Leave about Engineering college...Why is that the fee for a particular class in a particular Franchise much more than of its peer frachisee's in Metro Cities inspite of Hyderabad Real estate cost is lower when compared to those respective metro cities? Pls go through the below link...http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/School-fee-in-Hyderabad-higher-than-most-metro-cit...2. Following laid down Govt rules n Regulations.
Now coming to the second point. Schools are supposed to be abided by the rules and regulations of the Govt. More than 90% (probably I can say 99%) are not adhering to the laid down rules of G.O's # 1 and 91. a)They Cant collect any Admission Fee/Donation Fee. They are only supposed to collect 5,000/- and that too as Caution depositb)The cost of Application form should be only 100/-c)The cost of Registration should be only 500/-d)School Uniform, books, stationary should not be mandatory to be bought in schools...If at all they are sold at school they should be sold at discount to market pricee)Maximum Profit allowed is only 5%f)50% of the school fee paid is to be paid as Salaries to the teachers etc and etc
Now please tell me can you ever think or imagine if any school is following these rules??? No, Not even a single rule is being followed and not even to the closest...deviating from the rules by few hundreds percentage.
Bottom line is, most of the schools are just cashing on the sentiments/weakness of gullible parents, who are not protesting enough to all these violations because of what ever reasons. I personally feel that the time is ripe enough to bring these unfair practises down....There is a PIL going on in High court and I must say this was possible only because of HSPA. I'm not bold/knowledgeable enough or spare time to do these things....but when HSPA had already started it then why don't I support them???? This is my point.
Also, for kind info of everyone, there is also recent news that schools in Delhi are returning the excess amount that they had been collecting recently.http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/Delhi-Government-Asks-500-Private-Schools-to-Refund-Exc...http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/delhi-government-asks-over-500-private-schools-to-refund-excess-fees-...