The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered notice on a writ petition by a private school challenging an order of the Private School Fee Determination Committee.
The Committee’s order of September 26 fixed the fee structure for the school for three years from 2012-13. A Division Bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi and K.K. Sasidharan said the notice would be returnable by January 23.
The petitioner, Rosary Matriculation High Secondary School, Santhome here, said the impugned order “reflected the unprofessional approach regarding school finance, leading to many explicit blunders.”
The school said it was “thoroughly shocked by the anomalies” on the face of the order of fixation of fee.
The order was erroneous as the committee had not taken into consideration sections 6 (1) and Rule 3 of the Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fees) Act, 2009, and the guidelines laid down by a Division Bench of the High Court in its order of May 3 this year made in a writ petition for fixation of fee structure.