In its recent order, Delhi High Court directed 98 private and unaided schools to refund excess fee (75 percent) and deposit the fee as cash/FDR/ bank guarantee with registrar within 10 days of time.
According to government officials the collective amount owned by schools in terms of excess fee is INR 300 crore.
Last month, the Delhi government's proposal to take over the 449 private and unaided schools if they don’t return the excess fee got official nod from L-G Anil Balaji.
However, Indian Express told that as of now 17 schools have already refunded the excess fee which they charged from the parents despite the government's order.
Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “The schools will not be allowed to loot students like they used to do under previous governments due to political collusion. But if they don't implement, we will take them over as a last resort. I hope we don't have to take over.”