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CAPITATION. A poll tax; an imposition which is yearly laid on each person according to his estate and ability.
     2. The Constitution of the United States provides that "no capitation, or other direct tax, shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census, or enumeration, therein before directed to be taken." Art. 1, s. 9, n. 4. See 3 Dall. 171; 5 Wheat. 317.

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The book further attempts to establish the combination of forces that were responsible for the rise of the capitation fee and finds that the caste as a source of power and, later, the profit-motives, along with government policies and intervention at various levels, including legislative measures, were also responsible for this.
While the Union ministry for human resource development is drawing up a legislation to eliminate excess fees and capitation fees in schools, parents are playing along school authorities to find newer ways of money exchange for seats.
The Council has informed that in 02 cases, wherein collection of capitation fee was proved, it has imposed stiff penalties and directed refund of the capitation fee amount.
As per the bill, if an institute makes certain promises in its prospectus, but does not deliver or charges capitation fee from a number of students, then such practices should be considered criminal offences.
Also, under the proposed changes, no school will be allowed to charge any capitation fee ( directly or indirectly) from the students.
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Capitation Fee Scam has once again gripped Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan, after a leading news channel uncovered a demand for capitation fee by Balaji Medical College, a subsidiary of the Bharath Institute of Education and Research (BIHER).
PRIVATE technical and medical colleges demanding capitation fee from students is illegal and unethical, the Supreme Court has said and asked the Centre to make laws to put an end to such practices which deny admission to meritorious and poor students in those institutions.
They borrow money from a ruthless female pimp- andloan shark to pay the capitation fee of their college and end up in trouble.
The bench also condemned the practice of some schools charging capitation fee, saying it is prohibited not only in the RTE Act but also in the Delhi School Education Act and the rules framed under it.
The scandal of high capitation fee and seat auctioning in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Karnataka states continues to haunt many parents and students alike.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament Committee said HI has not cleared the event despite the teams and venue being booked, and the organisers are ready to pay the capitation fee.
Complaints such as screening of parents, interviews of children, demands for capitation fee and irregularities in the selection lists of schools crop up in the month of March when the admissions are in their final stages.