CBSE chairman, R K Chaturvedi said that CBSE affiliated schools should charge the fees according to the norms fixed by the state government.
“Our affiliation by-laws say the fee should be commensurate with infrastructure and facilities offered by the school. The quantum of fee should be on par with the (respective) state government's norms,” Chaturvedi said.
Chaturvedi's statement comes at a time when CBSE have moved to the Gujarat High Court against the decision that state governments will regulate the fees charged by the private schools including the school which are affiliated to the CBSE.
All these schools' fee will be regulated by the Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, 2017.
“(Information about) Fee should be put in the public domain….logical explanation should be given as to on what basis the fee is charged,” he said.
CBSE is also thinking about giving accreditation to the schools affiliated to it, he said.
“We are discussing norms for accreditation. It will decide where the school stands in terms of quality, through a third-party evaluation. It will be then easy for parents to decide how one school is better than the other,” he said.
“Results, quality of education, parents' and teachers' satisfaction, retention of teachers, index of happiness, infrastructure, fee, sports, all these parameters will form the basis to evaluate schools. We will begin the process from this academic year and implement it by next year,” he said.
Chaturvedi was in the state to meet the representatives of the CBSE schools from the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra to discuss about the board's decision to do away with the school exams in class X and introducing "applied entrepreneurship" as a vocational subject in classes XI-XII.