Stop Private schools for looting parents by selling books, uniforms at a high price.

Stop Private schools for looting parents by selling books, uniforms at a high price.

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Mukesh Kumar started this petition to Aruna Chaudhary (Education Minister of Punjab) and

Complaints from parents

Private schools are looting thousands of rupees from students by selling notebooks and study materials at schools at exorbitant prices. The school managements are forcing parents to buy the books in the school itself and many schools have made it mandatory.

Many parents and stakeholders have complained that many CBSE schools are selling books and uniforms within the school building or through selected vendors. 

 
Universal Problem

It is not just the case of a few parents. Majority of the parents who send their children to the private schools are facing similar issues. Most of the private schools are forcing parents to buy notebooks and other stationery from the school itself, adding more burden to the parents. Private schools are looting thousands of rupees from students by selling notebooks and study materials at schools at exorbitant prices. The school managements are forcing parents to buy the books in the school itself and many schools have made it mandatory.

How Private Schools are denying this:

But when principals of many private schools asked about it then they said, “We are not forcing the parents to buy stationery or notebooks from our school. We are only recommending that everything is available at the school store within an affordable price so they need not roam around in the markets for purchasing a set of notebooks. We don’t think that that we are doing anything illegal as we are not forcing the parents to buy stationery from the school.”

In fact, according to rules of the State government, the school should not be part of any sales activity like selling stationery, notebooks, uniforms etc. They can only recommend shops to the parents and it is completely optional for the parents whether to buy from that place or not. However, in many cases, the school management is directly getting involved in the sales by tying up with a particular bookstore. This way, they are handling the sales through that bookstore and making profits by charging a hefty amount.


Interestingly, the concerned government officials are aware of the matter. 

“We have the right to take strict action against those schools who are directly involving in sales activities and are forcing the parents to purchase the stationery from them. But the majority of the schools are tying up with bookstores and involving in sales activities.

On average, the private schools are making ` 50,00,000 every year by selling the study material and stationery. The notebooks are being customized with the logo of the educational institution, which is increasing the price of the books.

Delhi HC also directs CBSE to stop commercial activities on the school campus.

Stop sales: CBSE to schools, On the other hand, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has instructed all the schools affiliated to CBSE to stop sales activities like selling uniforms, books and stationery, failing which, the recognition of the school will be canceled, the board warned. Now, all CBSE schools in the state are following the instruction of the board in that regard. 

 

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