Coming clear to the ‘private schools’ in the capital the Delhi government has made an announcement. The Delhi education minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made said fee hike would not be allowed.
No private school will be allowed to increase fees during the coronavirus lockdown. ” We have got several complaints about school hiking fees and also levying charges like transport fee, which is not even being utilized during the lockdown. No private school will be allowed to hike fees without seeking permission from the government. Schools also cannot charge beyond the tuition fee “, said the Deputy CM.
The minister also said that charges such as transport fees, annual fees or any other miscellaneous head cannot be levied during the lockdown. ” No school can charge three months’ tuition fee (at a time), the fee has to be collected monthly. Schools are mandated to pay salaries to their staff including the contractual ones. If they are short of funds, they can reach out to their parent organization for funds“, he added.
Mr. Sisodia also said that students should not be restricted to access the online classes on the basis of fee submission. Irrespective of fee payment classes shall be available for all.