The computation sheets of colleges fees to be displayed on website
The Supreme Court mandated Shikshan Shulka Samitee (SSS) of the Maharashtra government has agreed to display the computation sheets of colleges whose fees have been finalized by it on its website. The SSS decides the fees to be charged by professional courses and there was a demand to display the information in keeping with the provisions of the RTI Act.
Such a proa-active disclosure would help parents and students to know the rationale behind the calculation done by the SSS while approving fees for colleges offering various courses including the engineering and health science. Activist Vivek Velankar has called for proactive disclosure of the salary and non-salary expenditure of professional colleges that form the basis of fee structure.
As per Section 4(1)(c) Every public authority shall publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affect public; and 4(1)(d) Every public authority shall provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons. of the Act, the public authority should publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions and provide reasons for administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to the affected. Hence, the facts and reasons for decisions on interim and final fees of colleges are liable for suo-motu disclosure.