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‘Varied fee hike likely,let schools go to court’

The Delhi government is unlikely to allow any substantial fee hike,as demanded by private schools,and may implement varied fee structures depending on financial health of the institutions.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi |
January 16, 2009 11:50:49 pm

The Delhi government is unlikely to allow any substantial fee hike,as demanded by private schools,and may implement varied fee structures depending on financial health of the institutions.

Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said on Thursday there will be no across-the-board increase as demanded by private schools,ostensibly to pay their teachers as per recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. “You cannot compare a school in Trans-Yamuna area with a posh school in South Delhi,” he said. “We will go into details of financial positions of each school before taking a decision (on fee hike).”

“We will issue notification about the fee structure after the Cabinet takes a final decision on the issue,” he said.

About reported threat of private school authorities to move court,Lovely said,“They are free to do so. We are not stopping them from going to court. But at the same time they must follow certain rules and regulations — they are bound by government rules.”

Schools say they will not be able to pay arrears to teachers if there is no substantial increase in tuition fees.

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