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Updated: November 9, 2010 15:26 IST

Govt warns schools against collecting exorbitant fees

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A file picture of Tamil Nadu School education minister Thangam Thennarasu. Photo: N. Sridharan
The Hindu A file picture of Tamil Nadu School education minister Thangam Thennarasu. Photo: N. Sridharan

Warning that it would not remain a mute spectator if any private schools collected exorbitant fees, the DMK Government in Tamil Nadu today said it was keen on implementing new fee structure from next academic year.

Replying to a series of questions raised by Opposition in the Assembly, School Education Minister Thangam Thenarasu said the State government recently appointed former High Court Judge Justice K Raviraja Pandian as the head of the Private Schools Fee Fixation Committee after its former head Justice Govindarajan resigned last month on health grounds.

He said the government was keen on implementing new fees structure during the next calendar year once the Pandian Committee submitted its recommendations.

He warned that the government would not be a mute spectator if any school indulged in collecting exorbitant fees.

Mr. Thenarasu claimed Tamil Nadu was the only State in the country to appoint a committee that regulated fees structure for private schools.

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