Last year, in June, Delhi government issued warning to the standing executive committee of the schools for the violation of the certain norms, such as not setting a parent-teacher association and increasing the school fee without prior approval from the government.
Parents of the children studying in two branches of a school in Dwarka have alleged that around 250 students were handed their TC by the school administration for not depositing their fee, though the school administration claimed that they have issued TC only to 41 students.
“Forty-one students were issued transfer certificates as they defaulted in payment of last two years’ school fees,” Presidium School CEO G S Matharoo said today.
However, president of Dwarka Parents Association Aprajita alleged, “Around 200 children, of Class I to X, studying in Presidium School in Dwarka Sector 16B and around 50 students in its another branch at Sector 22 have been issued transfer certificates citing non-payment of fees as the reason”.
“After receiving the TC, I stopped sending my child to the school since Monday,” she said and alleged the children who were sent to the schools in spite of being given TCs were made to sit in the library.
Sunil Verma, a father, said, her daughter was also studying in one of the branches of the school, who now has been handed her TC because we refuse to pay the arbitrary fees demanded by the school.
He alleged that school authorities were forcing the parents to deposit annual development fee of Rs 50,000 per student per annum.
“We do not see any development in the school. A case is pending in the Delhi High Court over exorbitant fees being charged by the school,” he said.
“The Department of Education (DoE) has issued stern directions to Presidium School, Dwarka, Sector 16B, over violations of several norms,” last year warning had said.
Another order was issue to the school by Department of Education this year which asked the school to return the extra fee collected by the school to the parent and to constitute a parent teacher association.