As the proposal of the Delhi government to take over the 449 unaided private schools got yes from the L-G Anil Baijal, 17 schools have already refunded the excess fees charged from parents.
Officials said that the proposal initially allows all the schools to respond to the notice within two weeks of the time explaining the government as to why they should not be taken over by the government.
The officials added, “The L-G office has also cautioned the government to ensure that studies in the present term are not impacted.” “The L-G office has also cautioned the government to ensure that studies in the present term are not impacted”.
Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had 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”.
According to the government officials, the amount which schools owed to the parents is about INR 300 crores.
President of Action Committee Unaided Recognized Private Schools, S K Bhattacharya said, schools will respond to the show cause notice.
“There are two types of schools— a large number of schools have grievances and are not satisfied with the order, and want to challenge it. Then
there are some who have excess money, which they will refund,” he said.
“But government cannot take over schools unless and until there is substantial proof against them… This is not a simple matter,” he added.