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HC to look into pvt schools charging excess fee

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday said it will seek implementation of the recommendations of a panel set up by it to look into the excess fees charged by private schools here on the pretext of implementing the 6th Pay Commission.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri also said that the schools could not have recovered from the students by way of fees more than what was required to be defrayed to teachers under the 6th Pay Commission. It made the observations while hearing a private school's plea to recall the Justice Anil Dev Singh committee recommendations to refund excess fees.
The application has also challenged a May 29 notice of the Directorate of Education ordering refund of the excess fees charged by schools, failing which the institutions could face de-recognition or takeover by the department.
The court issued notice to the Delhi government and sought its response by September 6 on the school's application which claimed that it has been paying its teachers as per 6th Pay Commission.

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