Parents of students in the CSI Bains
School, Kilpauk, in the city created a stir over the school's demand
for the second term fee, which was much higher than what was prescribed
in the fee structure fixed by the Justice Govindarajan Committee.
The school increased the fee despite the recent order by the committee
which said that schools have to stick to the fee structure fixed
by it for this year until it comes out with a revised fee structure
in the next year. Enraged by this, over 250 parents protested the
second term fees collection.
“Not just for the first term but the school had demanded excess
fees even for the second term, much higher than prescribed by the
committee”, a parent said. Another parent said that instead of collecting
Rs. 3,840 as already instructed for the second term, the school
had demanded Rs 5,780, this even as the fee structure prescribed
by the committee was Rs 3,500.