200 unlicensed Ggn schools given ultimatum
The education department of Haryana government has given a year long deadline to over 200 unlicensed private schools to get it registered.
Though warnings have been provided to these schools in the past, the fact that there are an estimated 20,000 students studying in these schools has resulted in the authorities providing the educational institution another leeway.
This is not for the first time but earlier too, most of these schools were given deadlines by the authorities yet they have not adhered to the legal norms as prescribed by the government.
Even though large numbers of complaints were received against these schools for long, most of the parents highlight that there is no strict action taken by the government against these educational institutions.
Issues like non submission of Form -6, not reserving seats for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students under section134-A and charging exorbitant fee from the students are some of the major grievances against these schools.
In the past, there have been various notices given to the schools where warnings of sealing of the schools have also been stated categorically. However, lack of action has ensured the mushrooming of these schools in the recent years.
Lately, there has been huge furore over the exorbitant fee hike by the DPSG School at Palam Vihar which is again a non-licensed school.
Even though it was ordered by the Divisional Commissioner D Suresh to reduce the fee, the management did not do so and contested the order.
Hundreds of parents have protested in Gurugram as well as in Delhi in the last four month regarding the fee hike by the school management.
"It is not education which is happening in Gurugram but business where middle class parents are exploited.
"From the amount of Rs 30,000, parents are asked to pay in lakhs and there is no justification why there is no action that has been taken," said Raman Ahuja, one of the aggrieved parent.
In April, following the non reservation of EWS students under 134-A, the educational department had served notices to 277 schools in Gurugram district following there were certain rectifications.