Congress raises questions over new Edu Bill clauses
Delhi Congress’ chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee has alleged that provisions of the two education Bills introduced in Delhi Assembly by AAP government will take away an individual’s right to complain against economic exploitation and arbitrary behavior of the private schools.
“As per the new rules, a minimum of 20 parents are required to lodge a complaint of charging excessive fee against the school. While earlier a single disgruntled parent could also complain before the committee,”said Sharmistha Mukherjee on Saturday. “The Section 27 A (2) of Delhi School Education Amendment Bill reads ‘no court shall take cognizance of any offence under this act except on the complaint of the officer authorised by the government. This means parents can’t go to court against the excessive fee and capitation fee charged by the private schools,” added Mukherjee.
She also demanded the government to retain clause which mandates private schools to provide salary to the teachers at par with government schools till it comes with any logical replacement.