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DoE directs Bal Bharti Public School to roll back fee-hike

DoE directs Bal Bharti Public School to roll back fee-hike

NEW DELHI: Taking strong note of serious violations of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973, by Bal Bharti Public School at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked the school not to increase the fee.

The action follows directions from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after complaints were received about the violations by the school located in central Delhi.

Issuing an order to the Bal Bharti Public School Management, the DoE directed removal all financial and other irregularities/violations as listed in the order and submit the compliance report within 30 days. The order further said that non-compliance of the order shall be viewed seriously.

The Deputy Director of Education, Central District, in its order said that the school's management was directed to "furnish information and to present itself along with the accounting personnel on July 1 last year at old secretariat to clarify the increase of the fee, which the management failed to provide." However, the school had failed to do so.

Based on the review of the audited financial statement, the DoE observed that the school has purchased a luxury car, namely Toyota Corolla Altis, amounting to Rs 19.77 lakh during the financial year 2014-15.

"They should not have purchased a luxury car out of school funds. This amount is to be recovered by the school. Based on the analysis of financial statements, school fund availability of the school has been assessed. The school is also having a surplus fund of Rs 11.08 crore," a DoE official observed.

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