R K Chaturvedi, the chairman of CBSE said fees charged by CBSE schools should be as per the norms fixed by the state government.
“Our affiliation by-laws say the fee should be commensurate with infrastructure and facilities offered by the school. The quantum of fee should be on par with the (respective) state government’s norms,” Chaturvedi said.
Chaturvedi further said that the information on fees should be put in public domain and logical explanation should be given as to the basis of charging fees.
CBSE schools have moved the Gujarat high court against the state government’s decision to regulate fees of all private schools.
The state government had in April introduced the act to regulate fees charged by private schools through fee regulatory committees.
The annual fee limits prescribed in the act for primary, secondary and higher secondary schools are Rs15,000, Rs25,000 and Rs27,000, respectively.
The CBSE is thinking of giving “accreditation” to its affiliated schools, he said.
“We are discussing norms for accreditation. It will decide where the school stands in terms of quality, through a third-party evaluation. It will be then easy for parents to decide how one school is better than the other,” he said.
“Results, quality of education, parents’ and teachers’ satisfaction, retention of teachers, index of happiness, infrastructure, fee, sports, all these parameters will form the basis to evaluate schools.
We will begin the process from this academic year and implement it by next year,” he said.