Rajasthan to regulate private school fees
Jaipur: Rajasthan state education department is likely to replace the existing Rajasthan Fee Act (regulation of the collection of fees) 2013 with Maharashtra Fee Act-2014 to regulate the fees of 35,500 private unaided schools in Rajasthan. Education minister Vasudev Devnani will introduce the bill in the state assembly next week. The existing act here is empowered to determine only academic fees whereas, the Maharashtra model determine all kinds of fees, including academic, hostel, mess etc. Devnani met with Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde last week to discuss the success of this act in his state. Top Comment Murdering the spirit of "Free market"? Backbone of Capitalism? So, is this movement of Rajasthan governmen... Read More Inappropriate comments SEE ALL COMMENTSADD COMMENT The move came after the Rajasthan Fee Act enacted by state assembly failed to give desired result in last 18 months. So far, fees committee had determined the fees of over 8,000 schools against the 35,000 private schools. The act is likely to be opposed by the private school bodies as the Maharashtra act allows parents and teachers to have a say in deciding the fees proposed by the school. Here private schools have also conveyed to the minister that any infringement in their autonomy will not be tolerated.