During the peak of the pandemic, 84% households suffered a fall in their household income. Despite this, Oxfam India’s study in 2020 found that 40% private schools hiked their fees. However, such violations have existed long before the pandemic. Even the National Education Policy 2020 recognizes that the current regulatory regime has failed to prevent profiteering and commercialisation by private schools and calls for more effective regulation.
While there have been multiple media reports of violation of the rights of private school parents, there is no national level data to explain the scale of the problem. Oxfam India’s rapid survey was conducted to fill this gap. It covers close to 3500 private school parents from across 36 states and union territories.
You can read full report here - Status Report On Education During The Pandemic - Government And Private Schools