TN Govt warns schools against collecting exorbitant fees

Warning that it would not remain a mute spectator if private schools collected exorbitant fees, the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday said it was keen on implementing a new fee structure from the next academic year.

Chennai: Warning that it would not remain
a mute spectator if private schools collected exorbitant fees,
the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday said it was keen on
implementing a new fee structure from the next academic year.

Replying to a series of questions raised by Opposition
in the Assembly, School Education Minister Thangam Thenarasu
said the state government had recently appointed former High
Court Judge Justice K Raviraja Pandian as the head of the
Private Schools Fee Fixation Committee after its former head
Justice Govindarajan resigned last month on health grounds.
He said the government was keen on implementing new
fees structure during the next calender year once the Pandian
Committee submitted its recommendations.

Thenarasu warned that the government would not be a
mute spectator if any school indulged in collecting exorbitant
fees.

Tamil Nadu was the only state in the country to
appoint a committee that regulated fees structure for private
schools, he said.

PTI

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