Arbitrary fee hike: Delhi government cancels recognition of large private school

The Delhi government on Friday revoked recognition of a leading private school in Pitampura over an arbitrary tuition hike aimed at profiting and commercializing education by exploiting parents.

The government also banned the Bal Bharti School from accepting any admission from the new academic session in 2022 and maintained that the school would be allowed to terminate the current session.

From the next session, current students will be transferred to recognized schools nearby with parental consent and fees already paid will be adjusted.

Calls and texts to the school principal for a response to the issue went unanswered.

“The continued violation of the legal instructions of the Directorate of Education on the part of Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi establishes that the school did not operate in accordance with the provisions of DSEAR, 1973, instructions and Department directives issued from time to time, the DoE said in an official order.

“This blatant breach of the condition of recognition has resulted in continued harassment and exploitation of the school’s parents and its indulgence in the profit and commercialization of education by exploiting parents by charging unjustified and illegally increased tuition fees. . Thus, the school should not continue to be recognized and therefore are liable for withdrawal of recognition, ”added the ordinance.

Noting the conditions for withdrawing recognition, the DoE said the school will be allowed to complete the 2021-2022 semester with recognition.

“After the end of the session, all students in the school will be transferred to nearby recognized schools run by the Child Education Society (Regd) or nearby public schools with parental consent. The fees already paid will, accordingly, be adjusted, says the order.

“The school will not accept any admissions from the 2022-2023 semester. All school staff (teacher, non-teacher and other) will be adjusted by the Child Education Society in its other recognized schools under the jurisdiction of the Delhi NCT, he added.

The department said the company will now be the custodian of all Bal Bharati Public School records, for all intents and purposes, and will be required to produce them to the DoE or other authority as requested.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced in July that the Delhi government would take over the management of a private school in Rohini due to an alleged arbitrary fee hike and had received the required approvals from the Lt.’s office. governor.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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