55 Private Schools Have Increased Fees: Delhi High Court
According to the eighth interim report submitted to the Delhi high court by Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee, 55 out of the 95 examined unaided private schools in the city have hiked their fees. This was done on the pretext of execution of the Sixth Pay Commission Recommendations. The report dated May 26th that was submitted to the high court recently, contains the list of total number of schools that have been asked to refund their fees.
The schools have been asked by the committee to refund the excess fees taken from student with 9% interest. Schools that have increased their fees include Delhi Public School, Rohini, Dwarka and Vasant Kunj; Mater Dei School, Tilak Lane; North Ex Public School, Rohini; K R Manglam World School, GK-II and Vikaspuri; and Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri.
Apart from these, the committee has noted that three schools have not only hiked their fees but also have unreliable records. As a result, the committee has ordered additional inspection apart from refunding the fees.
The committee that was formed in August 2011 as per the order o Delhi High Court has examined 990 schools so far, out of which, 508 were asked to refund their fees with 9% interest.