A total of 59 schools in the national capital founded on the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land will be increasing their fees by 5-10% after the Delhi government gives them the green signal.
According to the latest norms in place, all private schools built on the DDA land will also need the permission of the Directorate of Education before proceeding with the proposed fee hike. As of now, there are a total of 267 out of 301 schools in the capital that have already approached the DoE for the fee hike.
A senior official stated that post an audit ordered by the Government, 59 schools were found to have an extreme shortage of funds and hence were allowed to go ahead with the fee hike. Although the fee hike will be strictly limited to the tuition fees only. Previously too, the DoE in 2017 had allowed a number of schools to go ahead with a fee hike of up to 15 percent post the seventh pay commission. Subsequently, the Delhi government revoked it stating that they can only do so post the conduction of an audit.
The schools had moved the High Court and secured a stay on the order by a single bench. However, the Delhi government had approached a double bench which had ruled in its favor on the issue. Parents who have kids enrolled in these schools are thereby advised to get in touch and enquire about the revised fee and other important details.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) is an important department under the Education Ministry of the Delhi Government. It manages all the public schools and related institutions in the city. It happens to have the distinction of being India’s largest school education system. In the last few years, the AAP Government in Delhi has implemented many initiates for the growth and development of education in the state.