The south zone education department has written to authorities of St Peter’s High School in Mazgaon, asking them to return 10% of the money they charged for school uniforms to parents.

A complaint was made to a local forum by parents against the school for compulsorily making parents buy the full set of uniform from the school dealer.

"A shop was set up inside the school premises and uniforms sold were at a higher price compared to local dealers. We had no choice but to buy," one of the parents claimed.

In a notice dated July 4, the south zone education inspector B B Chauhan has ordered that the school cannot indulge in such activities.

"It is wrong on their part to force parents to buy uniform from school only. The management has to return 10% of the money to the parents. They can't set up a shop within the school premises," said the notice.