Private schools in Chandigarh can't raise fees arbitrarily
Private schools in Chandigarh henceforth will not be able to raise fees arbitrarily and also have to declare their income and expenditure every year. In a gazette notification, the Union Territory (UT) division of the Home Ministry said no part of income from the private schools shall be given to any individual in the trust or school management committee.
It also made it mandatory to
(a) upload income, expenditure account and balance sheet on its website
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(b) not charge any kind of cost from the parents
(c) disclose complete fee structure at the beginning of the academic year in the booklet issued
(d) not raise the fee any time during the academic session
If any private school or institute violates the provisions of the rules for the first time, it will be punishable with fine, which may extend to Rs 60,000 in the case of primary level, Rs 1,00,000 in the case of middle level and Rs 2,00,000 in the case of secondary and senior secondary level.
If any private school or institute violates the provisions of the rules for the second time, it shall be punishable with fine of Rs 1,20,000 in case of primary level, Rs 2,00,000 for middle level and Rs 4,00,000 for secondary and senior secondary level.
For violating the provision the third time, the regulatory body shall direct the authority concerned to withdraw its recognition or affiliation.
The notification was signed by additional secretary in the home ministry P K Srivastava.