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District Administration asks Ggn school to reduce fee

Hundreds of parents whose children are studying in Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG), Palam Vihar, on Monday heaved a euphoric sigh of relief after the city district administration directed the private school to not increase its school fees.

The parents were protesting for more than two months over the hefty fees by the school management. They also protested at Delhi's Jantar Mantar over 400 percent hike.

In mentioning that, fee hike must only be initiated in consultation with parents, the Divisional Commissioner told the DPSG management that the hike was unjustified as they were not transparent in their accounts.
The school management was told that they can increase the school fees by 10 percent per annum.

However, the Divisional Commissioner stated categorically that even for the 10 percent hike, school
management must build consensus with the parents.

He also asked the school management to submit the Form-6 so that the public officials can scrutinise the expenses and cost incurred by the schoo in providing requisite facilities to the students.
Last week, the Sub Divisional Magistrate summoned the DPSG management after its officials failed to attend the meeting over the issue of fee reduction.

Most of the parents in Gurugram have formed associations to agitate against 40 private schools in the city over hefty fee hikes.

The parents have alleged that unchecked corruption and transparency by private schools in the city is resulting in the institutes flouting rules and looting parents by charging heavy fees
every year.
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