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Info on fee hike approvals to private schools on DoE site soon, AAP govt tells Delhi HC – education

The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that all previous orders granting sanctions to private school fee increase proposals will soon be uploaded to the Directorate of Education (DoE) website and updated. occasionally.

The Delhi government also announced that it will upload fee statements and related attachments submitted by unaided private schools, as well as inspection reports and related orders once finalized, to the Department of Energy website.

However, the government said that file notes, documents and other orders approved by the Department of Energy in connection with the final sanction order cannot be provided as they are prohibited by the Right to Information Act.

The submissions were made in an affidavit filed by the DoE in response to a PIL requesting instructions to upload approvals granted to private schools to their website without assistance in raising their fees.

The plea by an NGO, Justice for All, has argued that since parents have no idea whether the Department of Education has approved the fee increase, some schools have allegedly taken advantage of the situation to charge them more fees.

The statement, filed through advocate Khagesh B Jha, has said that hike proposals by unaided private schools, which exist on government concession land, are submitted online to the Department of Energy, and thus are once an order is approved, it must be uploaded to your site. for informing parents.

“In the absence of availability of information, parents do not know if the proposed rate increase is accepted or not and few schools began to play fraud with parents and began charging increased rates without prior sanction or after the rejection of the prior penalty proposal “, the alleged petition.

He has argued that there is no information in the public domain showing what the last approved fee was for a specific school and what the tuition fee fork was for a particular academic year “and as a result schools are exploiting parents.”

“Parents have no source to verify that what the school is requiring is stated in the government notice,” the petition states.

You have requested instructions from the DoE to ensure the burden of orders approved by it regarding the acceptance and rejection of pre-sanction proposals prior to any increase in enrollment from recognized unaided private schools located on land assigned by agencies that own the land.

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