Ummid Assistant

'Pay Zakat ul Fitr to mend mistakes while fasting'

IGNOU trains teachers to develop online courses

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Education & Career

Notice to Delhi government on panel to examine school fee hike

Friday September 02, 2011 05:26:19 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the Delhi government on an application seeking immediate setting up of a court-mandated panel to audit the accounts of private schools that have been charging high tuition fees.

A division bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to the government seeking its reply by Sep 9.

Earlier, the same bench had given direction for setting up of a committee headed by former judge Anil Dev Singh to audit the accounts of each of the schools to ascertain if the hike was required.

The bench authorised the committee to scrutinise the accounts of minority schools as well.

"If the committee finds that the hike was not required, the schools are bound to return the money to students with 9 percent interest rate," the bench had said in a 143-page verdict on Aug 12.

The committee will also comprise J.S. Kochar, a chartered accountant, and an official from the Directorate of Education, to be nominated by the Delhi government's chief secretary.

The bench made it clear that the city government's 2009 notification will be treated as an interim measure but it would be subject to the scrutiny.

The court suggested to the city government to create a permanent regulatory authority, either by amending the Education Act or by enacting a new legislation, to resolve the issue of periodic hikes in tuition fee.

It also suggested to the central government to frame a national policy on fees for unaided schools.

The bench's order came on a PIL which had alleged that despite CAG's indictment of 25 private schools for accounting malpractices including faking losses, the city government has allowed them to hike tuition fee.

The notice was issued after Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh filed an application through its counsel Ashok Aggarwal, seeking direction to the government to forthwith issue a notification constituting the Anil Dev Singh Committee.

Taking note of the plea, the bench said: "Submit a status report regarding constitution of Anil Dev Singh Committee by next date of hearing."

The government notification, which was issued on Feb 12, 2009, had said that any school, which was charging a monthly fee of Rs.500, will be allowed to hike Rs.100. Likewise, any school charging a monthly fee of Rs.1,000 will be allowed to effect a maximum hike of Rs.200.

Schools with a monthly fee of Rs.1,500 were allowed to hike tuition fees by Rs.300 and those having a fee structure ranging from above Rs.1,500 to Rs.2000 were allowed to hike it by a sum not more than Rs.400.

The rest of the schools with monthly fees of more than Rs.2,000 were allowed by the notification to hike it by only Rs.500.

The Delhi Cabinet had approved the hike ranging from a minimum of Rs.100 to a maximum of Rs.500 in the schools to ease their financial burden due to hike in teachers' salaries as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.





Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page



Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

India celebrates Eid -- from Kashmir to down south

Millions celebrated Eid Wednesday with joy and religious fervour across the length and breadth of India  »

'Pay Zakat ul Fitr to mend mistakes while fasting'

Prayers, Sheerkhurma, Korma and Biryani… It’s Eid in India

Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf states celebrate Eid Al Fitr

UAE to celebrate Eid Al Fitr Tuesday


  Most Read

Treat poor free, apex court tells 10 Delhi hospitals

The Supreme Court Thursday directed 10 multi-specialty private hospitals in the national capital to provide free treatment to poor patients and recover the cost from sponsorship and endowments.  »

Five farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha

With five cotton growers committing suicide Thursday, a total of 507 farmers have killed themselves during 2011 alone in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an NGO fighting for farmers' rights said Friday. The dead were identified as Mohan Raut from Ghazipur in Yavatmal district, Raju Tembhare from Sakur in Yavatmal district  »


  News Pick

How to Make Lokpal Bill Effective – The Debate Continues

How to make Lokpal Bill effective was the theme of a debate competition for college students organized by a NGO ‘Nandini Voice   »

Black money case: Apex court reserves verdict

The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on the maintainability of the central government's application for recall of its July 4 order, by which it had set up a special investigating team (SIT)  »

Justice Soumitra Sen resigns

Justice Soumitra Sen, against whom the Rajya Sabha has passed an impeachment resolution, resigned Thursday as a judge of the Calcutta High Court, his lawyer said. He sent his resignation letter to President Pratibha Patil with a copy to Lok Sabha Speaker  »

Omar mocks at BJP for clemency for Bhullar

Responding to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) criticism of his Twitter comments, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday hit out at the party over its ally, the Akali Dal,  »

Omar tweet unfortunate, says BJP


Picture of the Day

The 27th of Ramadan (August 26, 2011 this year), "Laylet al-Qadr" (Night of Power), is one of the holiest nights of the Islamic calendar, the night when the Quran began to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Millions from around the world visit the Grand Mosque in Makkah from all over the world and pray over the night.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.