The Delhi Government, led by visionary leader Arvind Kejriwal, has once again warned the private schools on charging extra fees from the students and asked for refunding the extra amount taken within the period of 15 days, to over 400 private schools. The Directorate of Education in the last year had directed the 472 schools to refund the amount within 15 days’ time, to which only 43 have complied so far.
The 472 odd schools were identified by a committee headed by Justice Anil Dev Singh, which found that the schools were overcharging the parents on pretext of implementing the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, but were not doing the same. According to a communication issued by Department of Education, “As per the reports received, merely 43 schools out of 472 schools identified to refund excess fees in Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee’s eight interim reports have complied with the order. The defaulter unaided recognized schools are directed to comply with the directive and submit a status report within 15 days.”
The directive has said that the schools have overcharged the parents of the students in the name of implementing the 6th Pay Commission to their schools, but none of them have implemented the same as of yet. They need to pay the staff as per the recommendation of the commission as soon as possible. According to the circular, “If after implementing the 6th Pay Commission in the school, there still remains excess money charged from the parents, it shall be refunded to the concerned person.”