Return Hiked Fee Or Government Will Take Over, Delhi CM Kejriwal To Private Schools

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| August 18 , 2017 , 16:47 IST

In a major move in educational sector, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the private schools to refund the extra fees, as the schools hikes their fees citing sixth pay commission, or the government will take over.

The Delhi Chief Minister, addressing the media, said many schools increased their fees in the name of implementing the Sixth Pay Commission and the Delhi High Court appointed a committee to look into the issue.

"As they did not comply, the court asked the Delhi government what is being done. We said that we will implement (the report) and if needed we will take over the schools," he added. 

"We're not against private schools, there is no witch hunting. We are appealing to these 449 schools to implement the committee's recommendations and give back the extra fees. 

"We won't be silent over this robbery by private schools," he added. 

Kejriwal also said that the committee has already told the schools to refund the extra fees but many didn't.

Delhi's Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present at the press briefing, said that the committee examined 1,108 private schools and found that 544 had hiked fees in the name of implementing the Sixth Pay Commission. 

He also said that many schools gave back the extra fees collected and show cause notice have been served to the 449 schools which haven't refunded the money yet. 

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"Many of them are giving good quality education and we don't want to take them over. Our request is (they must) pay back the extra fees," he added.

However, the Deputy Chief Minister warned the schools that the government would be forced to take over if they do not follow the committee's suggestions.