‘Paying school fee a liability for parents’
Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said the government is committed to <g data-gr-id="22">provide</g> relief to parents from exorbitant school fees, without compromising with the quality of education.
“As per a recent survey of ASSOCHAM, around 30-40 <g data-gr-id="21">per cent</g> of the household income goes into paying school fees. It has become a huge liability on parents,” said Sisodia at a programme of private school principals on the proposed Delhi School Education Act, 1973.
Over 250 private school principals attended the programme to discuss how the government could shield the public from being charged <g data-gr-id="25">hefty</g> fee, without compromising <g data-gr-id="27">with </g>the autonomy and quality of the schools. “The private schools play an important role in providing quality education in Delhi but <g data-gr-id="23">hefty</g> fee and arbitrary hike is a major concern,” he said. The Minister acknowledged the critical role that private schools play in Delhi’s education system.
Representatives of private schools cited high cost of land, salaries of teachers, commercial rates for electricity and water as the reasons behind the fee hike. They also submitted suggestions, along with various working models that allow the schools to continue providing quality education without compromising with the autonomy of schools.
Millennium Post was the first to report on July 2 that the government is mulling a proposal to constitute a Fee Regulatory Committee under the chairmanship of a retired High Court judge.