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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Parents, Get ready to take fee from your School !!

A Delhi high court-appointed committee has indicted 58 more private schools for unjustifiably hiking tuition fees by up to 25% in 2009. After verifying the accounts of 147 schools, the committee in its second report urged the court to direct the managements to refund the increased amount to the parents along with an interest of 9%.

Prominent among the 58 schools asked to refund fees include Delhi Public School, RK Puram. Loreto Convent School, Delhi Cantt and Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony

With the new list, the number of private schools indicted for unjustifiably hiking fees has gone up to 122.

The panel headed by former Rajasthan high court Chief Justice Anil Dev Singh had in its first report submitted in September 2012 hauled up 64 schools for illegally hiking fees after inspecting records of 200 schools and ordered a similar refund.

Apart from the 122 schools indicted for illegal fee hike so far, the panel also found that at least 77 other schools fudged account statements and concealed receipt books making it difficult to ascertain the extent it hiked the fee. Fee hike timeline * A PIL challenged 25% fee hike by schools in 2009

*Govt allowed it to help schools to implement 6th pay commission recommendation

*HC said such blanket permission cannot be allowed and it has to be based on financial health of each school

*HC orders inspection of accounts of all 1,800 private schools

*After first round of inspection an HC panel finds 64 out of 200 schools illegally hiked fees

*After the second round of inspection, the panel found 58 out of 147 schools illegally hiked fees

*Schools asked to refund increased fee to parents with 9% interest

“The greed of substantial number of schools has been uncovered. They capitalized on the government order for unjust enrichment causing great prejudice to students and their parents”, the panel said. The government had allowed the schools to hike the fees to enable them to implement the sixth pay commission report which recommended upward revision of salary of its staff.

The court ordered the inspection of account of all 1,800 private schools in the capital acting on a PIL filed by a parents’ body Delhi Abhibhavak Maha Sangh. Court made it clear that government cannot issue a blanket notification permitting all private schools to hike tuition fees by a certain percentage and it should be based on financial health of each school.

“Panel found 122 schools out of 348 inspected, that is 50% of them, illegally hiked fees. It vindicates our stand that the fee hike was illegal and schools were indulging in commercial exploitation”, said Sangh’s lawyer Ashok Agarwal.

Slamming the government for not having any control over the functioning of the schools, the panel said “regulatory mechanism has been thrown to the winds by Directorate of Education. Schools are behaving in the manner they like. Right from the stage of granting recognition, the lack of supervisory control of the government’s education department is writ large.”

58 schools indicted in second report submitted by the panel to the Delhi high court on March 15, 2013

Delhi Public School, RK Puram

Loreto Convent School, Delhi Cantt

Mount St Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt

Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony

Lovely Buds Public School, Johripur

Diamond Public School, Yamuna Vihar

Sun Smile Public School, Aman Vihar

Vijay Bharati Public School, Badarpur

Glory Public School, Sarita Vihar

Nav Jeevan Adarsh Public School, Brij Puri

BAV Public School, Ghonda

RM Convent School, Palam

Prakash Model School, Mahavir Enclave

Dayanand Model Secondary School, Vivek Vihar

Goodley Public School, Shalimar Bagh

MN Convent Secondary School, Saroop Nagar

Jai Mann Public School, Khera Khurd

Jain Bharti Vidyalaya, GT Karnal Road

Modern Era Convent, Janak Puri

Red Roses Public School, Saket

Bhai Joga Singh Public School, Karol Bagh

Maharaja Agrasen Model School, Pitam Pura

Tagore Modern Public School, Motia Khan

Tagore Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh

Gyandeep Vidya Bhawan Sr secondary school, Yamuna Vihar

Holy Heart Public School, Mahavir Enclave

Swati Modern Public Seconday School, Mundka

Kamal Convent Public School, Vikas Puri

Shiv Memorial Public School, East Gokalpur

Mahavira International School, Tri Nagar

St.James School, Yamuna Vihar

Vivekanand Convent School, Shahdara

Nalanda Public School, Shahdara

RN Public School, Rani Bagh

Career Public School, Jheel Khuranja

Tagore Public School, Jheel Khuranja

Luxmi Modern Public School, Karawal Nagar

Goodwill Public school, Najafgarh

Raghunath Bal Mandir School, Najafgarh

Holy Child model school, Najafgarh

Sandhya Public School, Chauhan Bangar

St.Marks Sr.Secondary school, Harsh Vihar

Aravali Public School, Naraina

Purnima Public School, Sagarpur

BS Public School, Nangloi

Doon Public School, Janakpuri

National Public School, Jhilmil Colony

BM Bharti Model School, Majri

New Nalanda Public School, Badarpur

Naveen Dabar Secondary Public School, Daulatpur

Sri Guru Harkishan Model School, Tagore Garden

UD Public School Shivaji Park, Shahdara

SM Public School, East Krishna Nagar

Kennedy Public School, Raj Nagar, Palam

Bholi Ram Public School, Najafgarh

64 schools indicted in the first report submitted on September 1, 2012

Guru Harkishan Public Schools (GHPS for short)

GHPS, Hargovind Enclave

GHPS, Purana Qila Road

GHPS, Shahdara

GHPS, Punjabi Bagh

GHPS, Hardhian Singh Road, Karol Bagh

GHPS, Hemkunt Colony

GHPS, Tilak Nagar

GHPS, Hari Nagar

GHPS, Vasant Vihar

GHPS, Nanak Piao

GHPS, Fateh Nagar

GHPS, Vishnu Garden

Karandeep Public School, Bharthal

Maharishi Dayanand Public School, New Moti Nagar

Bhageerathi Bal Shiksha Sadan, Kartar Nagar

Holy Home Public School, Ghonda

Bright Star Public School, Mauj Pur

Universal Public School

Pt.Yaad Ram Secondary Public School, Bhajanpura

New Era Convent School, Sonia Vihar

Dhruv Deep Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Shiv Vihar

Neel Giri Public School, Rama Garden, Karawal Nagar

Abhinav Bharti Bhawan School

Shivalik Public School, Yamuna Vihar

St.Parmanand Public School, Majlis Park

Panacea National Public School, Libas Pur

Nav Jeevan Adarsh Public Sr.Sec school, Gautam Puri

Konark Public School, North Chhajjupur, Shahdra

KLV Convent School, Nehru Vihar

Guru Nanak Public School, Punjabi Bagh

Shiv Mandir Saraswati Bal Vidyalaya, Jai Dev Park

Cosmos Public School, Vasundhara Enclave

Gyandeep Public School, Shivpuri

Amar Jeewan Public School, New Govind Pura

Motherhood Public School, New Usmanpur

Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Model Town

Chaudhury Chotu Ram Memorial school, Bhagat Singh Park

Guru Amar Daas Public School, Tilak Nagar

Sunhill Public School, Ranjit Nagar

J R Public School, West Sagarpur

JBM Public School, Nasirpur

Paramount International School, Dwarka

Cosmos Sec.School, Badarpur

Vidya Vihar Vidyalaya, Naveen Shahdra

Sevti Devi Memorial V idya Mandir, Mahavir Enclave

Inder Public School, Mandawali

Aster Public School, Mayur Vihar

Veer Public School, Kapashera

Arun Modern Public school, Brijpuri

Rama Public School, Najafgarh

Jesus and Mary Public School, Dwarka Palam Road

Happy Child Model School, Uttam Nagar

Puja Convent School, Uttam Nagar

West Point Model School, Uttam Nagar

G P Public school, Dilshad Colony

St.Krishna Bodh Public School, Main Mandoli Road

Arwachin Shiksha Sadan Public School, Shanti Nagar

Rose Garden Public School, West Ghonda

Adarsh Bharti Public School, Brijpuri

Shibbon Modern Public School, Vijay Colony

Nitya Nand Memorial Public School, Ghonda

Shiva Model Public School, Shahbad Daulatpur

Prakash Deep Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Panchal Vihar