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Kejriwal asks schools to look into fee hike, delayed pay to teachers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked private schools to address the problem of ‘commercialisation of education’ in the national Capital.

“Complaints about arbitrary fee hike, donation in admission of children, low salary or delayed salary to teachers need to be addressed,” said Kejriwal, after felicitating teachers of private schools in a programme organised by the Federation of Public Schools. Kejriwal felicitated 33 teachers and principals for their exemplary work. 

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also  present, emphasised on the need to improve education system in private schools. 

The message to private schools is being seen as a message to them before admission rush, which is likely to begin in October-November. 

At present, these schools follow the guidelines approved by the Delhi High Court, but the government wants the norms to be simplified through a legislation in the Delhi Assembly.

A legislation to regulate arbitrary fee hike, donation in schools is pending with the Delhi government, which are likely to be introduced to be introduced in the Winter Session of the Assembly. 

In the proposed legislation the government has planned to ban all types of screening of children in the admission  process at the entry level – nursery  – and also bring pre-nursery schools under the Directorate of Education of the Delhi government. Pre-nursery or play schools are not controlled under any act of the Delhi government.



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