Delhi govt cracks the whip against pvt schools hiking fee
NEW DELHI: Cracking the whip against private schools arbitrarily hiking fees under the pretext of implementing the Seventh Pay Commission, the Delhi government on Wednesday released notification for setting up the 'Fee Anomaly Committees' in each district, as recommended by the Justice Duggal Committee constituted by Delhi High Court.
As per the notification, any parent/guardian of a student of any recognised unaided school individually or jointly aggrieved by the amount of fees or any other charge being levied by the school may register a complaint with these committees.
"Aggrieved parents can file complaint with committee and can be registered with the committee of the respective districts in the prescribed proforma along-with a processing fee of Rs 100," the notification stated.
The notification also directed all recognised unaided schools to make available their records and submit their accounts to the Fee Anomaly Committee.
The formation of the committee comes in the wake of many parents approaching the Delhi government with complaints of illegitimate fee hikes.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had met at Delhi Secretariat on Monday to discuss the issue.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has also called a meeting of all MLAs and officials of the Education department of Thursday.