Parents forced to buy books from specific shops
It is said most of the institutional schools here are operating through a contractual relationship with book sellers and distributors and asking the parents to buy books from specified book stores.
Even some of the popular schools in the district are said to hand in a book list to the parents and tell them to buy these from a certain shop.
There are 118 institutional schools running legally in the district. A source said there are many more that are operating illegally.
It is said the schools get a certain percentage from the book stores on the money they make by selling school textbooks. It is this commission that is impelling the schools to force the parents to buy books from particular book stores, commented a distraught parent. RSS