New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court of India on Friday, Aug 7 ruled that private unaided schools do not have the right to increase the school fees without the consent of the government.
The court in its judgement said that these institutions need to take permission from the Director Education before increasing fees charged from students.
The apex court upheld its judgement delivered in 2004 that said schools cannot increase the fees without the permission of government. The court observed that it has the right to stop commercialisation of education.
Earlier, in the wake of the Sixth Pay Commission report, the unaided private schools' Action Committee had argued that schools had to pay higher salaries to teachers and as such they need to increase the school fees.
Action Committee had also argued that 2004 Apex court judgement went against the Delhi School Education Act.
Supreme Court judgement has definitely brought cheers and a relief for the parents of schools children who have been opposing private schools' move to hike periodically.