128 Delhi’s private schools take back fee hike; 67 schools fail to comply

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delhi schools take back fee hike

The Hush Post: Out of 195 private schools in national capital — Delhi, 128 schools have informed the Directorate of Education that they are rolling back their hiked fees.  The Delhi government will issue show-cause notices to 67 private schools which did not comply with the direction to roll back the hike.

“The move will benefit 2.03 lakh students studying at these 128 schools. Remaining 67 private schools will soon be served show-cause notices for not complying with the orders,” a government spokesperson said.delhi schools take back fee hike

On Kejriwal’s directive, the Education Department had sent notices to 195 private schools, including some prominent ones, in April to rollback fee hike. The Directorate of Education had to submit a compliance report in July on whether private schools had rolled back the fee hike as ordered by the government.

To discuss further plans to improve education in the capital, Delhi education minister would soon hold a meeting with the representatives of all the 128 schools who have agreed to the government’s decision on fee rollback.

The decision comes after CM Kejriwal had asked schools to roll back fee hike after receiving many complaints from hapless parents regarding ‘arbitrary’ fee hike.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been making efforts since his government took charge to keep private school fees under check but many schools have been adamant on ‘no rollback’.

 

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