Schools accepting donation to be fined 10 times: Govt order

Section 13(2) of the Right to Education Act says that no school or person, while admitting a child, can collect any capitation fee and subject the child or parents or guardian to any screening.

Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2014 11:12 am

DelhiProhibiting all unaided private schools in the capital from charging capitation fees and screening aspirants for nursery admission, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has issued an order that makes schools liable to pay a fine “which may extend up to 10 times of the fee charged” in case they are found taking donations.

The DoE order states,”All unaided private recognised schools of the capital are directed to comply with the provisions of Right to Education Act, 2009, in letter and spirit and not to indulge in the practice of demanding and accepting donation/capitation fee of any kind, directly or indirectly, while admitting a child, from parents.”

Section 13(2) of the Right to Education Act says that no school or person, while admitting a child, can collect any capitation fee and subject the child or parents or guardian to any screening. Any school contravening the provision “shall be punishable with fine which may extend up to ten times of the capitation fee charged”.

It further cites a Delhi High Court order which says, “It is common knowledge that though there is obligation on the state to provide free and compulsory education to children and the corresponding responsibility of the institution to afford the same, educational institutions cannot be allowed to run as ‘teaching shops’ as the same would be detrimental to equal opportunity to children”, warning of stern action in case of violation.

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    abinesh
    May 15, 2017 at 12:58 am
    Country's correption starts here. cash less transactions is a only hope for me when my daughter turns 3 or 4 yrs
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      Jai Hind
      Jan 25, 2016 at 11:19 am
      today i had enquiry about Nur addmission in Syboisis Mumbra Thane they demand Rs. 20000/- as donation
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        ARQ
        Apr 2, 2016 at 8:10 am
        TINY PEARLS ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL , Khaja colony Gulbarga, Karnataka. . is demanding Rs.50000 donation for L.K.G with very high fees .. very sad for the Indian education system where sub urban city schools demanding donations..
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          BAPUSALEKAR
          Jun 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm
          JAI HIND lt;br/gt;TODAY I HAD ENQUIRE ABOUT NURSER ADDMISSION IN RAYAT SIKSHAN SANSTHAS, RAMSHET THAKOOR ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL , KAMOTHE , SECTOR 6A, CHAIRMAN MLA PANVELPRASHANT THAKUR, B J P THEY DEMANDED RS 10,000 AS DONATION NO RECIPT PROVIDED BOOK SHOULD PURCHASE COMPULSORY BY SCHOOL RS. 2000 NO BILL, DRESS SHOULD PURCHASE COMPULSORY BY SCHOOL 2 SET AROUND 1500 RS NO BILL TIE BELT SOCKS WILL BE CHARGE EXTRA ETC. THEY ALSO CHARGING EXTRA FEES LIKE SMART TIUTION FEES, ACTIVITES FEES, ID CARD TOTALY AROUND 20,000
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            yadavshakti negi
            Sep 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm
            do any organisation can collect donations for funding school?
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              sunil kumar
              Feb 17, 2015 at 11:39 pm
              the education is make huemen from animals' life so need and rights everybody as like rich and poor
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                Sachin
                Jan 28, 2015 at 11:36 am
                today i had enquiry about Jr Kg addmission in St.Lawarance Thane they demand Rs. 25000/- as donation.
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                  davao
                  Nov 7, 2014 at 8:04 am
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