One more private school rolls back fees after CM intervenes
New Delhi: 15th May, 2018
The Government of Delhi has succeeded in getting rolled back the fees hiked by a private school in Delhi yet again. The Queen Mary’s School, Northend, Model Town III has rolled back its fees after Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal intervened. The Chief Minister received complaints of arbitrary fee hike by the school during his Janta Samvad.
Parents complained to the Chief Minister against Queen Mary’s Public School, Model Town III, that they have arbitrarily hiked the school fee. The Government took a strong note of the complaints of arbitrary fee hike in violation of the judgement of the hon’ble Supreme Court & hon’ble High Court and also the directions of the education department.
Taking action against the private school, the education department had directed them to immediately roll back the fee hike in the school and refund the increased fee to the parents/guardians of the students with immediate effect otherwise the government will take action.
In response to the government notice, the school said, “Your goodself is hereby informed that school has rolled back the proposed provisional fee hike for the session 2018-19 as per your above mentioned order and it is also to inform that the excess amount if any will be refunded or adjusted to the fee accounts of the respective students immediately.”
Reacting to the roll-back of fees by the school, Ms Ruchi Jain, who was one of the complainants of the fee hike, said, “We are very happy on the development. This has further cemented our trust in the government & the Chief Minister. I wish they keep working the way they are working for the betterment of education.”
“I never had thought that meeting the Chief Minister would be so easy, he is so approachable. We met him at his residence during Janta Samvad,’ she added.
This rollback comes in continuation with several private schools falling in line after the education department, on the Chief Minister’s directions, took strong steps against them. Private schools were sent notices against violations of norms like arbitrary fee hike and non-disbursal of books, stationary and uniforms to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category students.