Capitation Fee and Donation in CBSE Schools

Capitation Fee and Donation in CBSE Schools

Whether it is fact that demanding capitation fee and donation in affiliated CBSE Schools

The concerned ministry has given reply to the question above quoted that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) receives sporadic complaints against schools affiliated with it involving demanding of capitation fee and donation. A list indicating the number of complaints received during the last three years and the current year is as below:

Sl. State 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 Kerala 8 1 7 0
2 Karnataka 1 0 1 0
3 Delhi 1 1 0 0
4 Punjab 0 1 0 0
5 Tamilnadu 0 1 0 0
6 Maharashtra 0 1 0 0
7 Uttar Pradesh 0 0 5 0
8 Haryana 0 0 1 0
9 Andhra Pradesh 0 0 3 0

After examination of explanations submitted by the schools, suitable action was taken against the defaulting schools, depending on the merits of each case i.e. issue of advisory, refund of the amount to the complainants etc.

The Affiliation Bye-Laws of the CBSE stipulate that:

# Fee charged be commensurate with the facilities provided by the institution

# Fees should normally be charged under the Heads prescribed by the Department of Education of the State/Union Territory for schools of different categories

# No capitation fee or voluntary donations should be charged/collected

# The unaided schools should consult parents through parents’ representatives before revising the fees.

The CBSE issues guidelines and circulars to its affiliated schools from time to time, requiring them to strictly adhere to the provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws.