Huge alleviation to parents Delhi govt reduce monthly fees of private schools by 15 per cent
In a huge alleviation to parents amidst Covid19, the Delhi administrationreduced monthly fees charged by private schools by 15 percent.
As per reports, the Delhi government stated that private schools in the national capital can gather fees on a monthly basis with a 15 per cent reduction in lieu of facilities that could not be utilised by students during the shutdown period.
The government also stated that school management shall not stop a child from taking part in any proceeding activities. Or cancel his or her name if parents are not liable to pay the fee due to the current adversity.
“In order to clear the puzzle and give much-needed relaxation to parents,. The Delhi government declared order to private schools to charge fees on a monthly basis under approved heads. With a 15 per cent slice in the fees for academic year 2020-21, The government said in a statement.
“To demonstrate, the monthly fee of the school in FY 2020-21 is Rs 3,000. The schools authorized to collect Rs 2,550 per month after a slash of 15 per cent. If the school collected fee more than the direction referred above, the same shall repaid back to the parents. Or adjusted in the subsequent month of fee to the parents,” it added.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) noted that the instruction to deduct the fees by 15 per cent. As directed by Delhi High Court, has implemented to prevent profiteering and commercialisation in times of COVID-19.
“This direction by the Delhi Government is significant to all the 460 schools who had requested the high court. The reduction of fees will be recess for all the students and parents during the time of COVID-19,” it said.
A countrywide lockdown declared last year considering the COVID-19 eruption. The Delhi government had instructed schools that no fee, except tuition fee, collected from parents during the lockdown period.
The tuition fees were to be gathered on a monthly basis as opposed to lump sums such as on a quarterly or annual basis. The directive had also stated that annual and development charges can be collected from parents on a proportionate basis only on a monthly basis after the lockdown is ended.
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