NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday told private schools in capital not to hike fee without approval of the Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) as directed by the state education department.
Making it clear that government would not reverse its position on the issue, she told a delegation of the private schools that it may consider revising the guideline for the academic session 2011-12, sources said.
Education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who was also present at the meeting, said schools have been asked to follow the circular issued by his department on April one in which it was stated that no private school will be allowed to hike fees without the approval of the PTAs. “If they do not follow the order then appropriate action will follow,” he said.
In the meeting, principals of several private schools requested Dikshit to allow them to hike the fee arguing that they were facing financial constraints following implementation of recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for the teachers.
Some private schools have already effected 15%-20% hike in fee and asked parents to pay the increased amount.
The Times of India, 28 April 2010