Three weeks after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought a compliance report from the education department on his order of fee rollback by private schools in Delhi, 128 schools in the national capital have rolled back their 'arbitrary' fee hikes. Directorate of Education (DoE) had sent notice to over 190 private schools following complaints from parents about fee hikes. The DoE had asked the school heads to roll back their fee hike. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia would soon meet the representatives of all the schools who have complied with the government's directive.
"Out of 195 private schools, 128 have informed us that they are rolling back their hiked fees. Remaining 67 private schools will soon be served show-cause notices for not complying with the orders," a DoE official said. Reports suggest that there are around 2 lakh students in these 128 schools that decided to roll back their raised fees.
Earlier, the Chief Minister had asked for a two-way certification of the roll back of fees. For each school, the report had to be certified by 10 parents and one government nominee on the school management board. Earlier in May, the Delhi government had asked three private schools to roll back their fee hike for the 2018-19 academic sessions.
According to reports, several other schools could receive show-cause notices for not complying with the government directive of reversing their fee hike. According to a report in TOI, some of the schools (who have complied with fee roll back order) claimed that there were no fee hikes at their end in the first place.