The five-member committee appointed by the Andhra Pradesh state government to regulate fee structure in private schools recommended in its report that no private school in the state should be allowed to collect more than Rs 24,000 per annum for students up to Class V and Rs 30,000 per annum for students from Class VI to X. The committee said the application cost should be less than Rs 100.
In the report, the committee suggested that the fee structure should be revised only once in three years. Schools should also give official fee receipts.
Schools will have do away with names such as “concept schools”, “techno schools” and so on. They should be named as primary, upper primary, high schools and public schools.
If the school management wants to increase the fee, it will have to seek the approval of the fee regulatory authority that will be established at the district level with collector, joint collector, DEO and other officials as members.
The committee has suggested that there should a governing council in every school that includes representatives from parents, teachers and management. A Parent Teacher Association (PTA) should be set up and it should be consulted on the fee hike.