Delhi government took over the management of two branches of a private school in Delhi. The step was taken when the complaints against the school for violating the norms of education department were filed. Prior to taking this step government took the permission from the office of the Lt Governor.
A government official said "Rohini and Pitampura branches of Maxfort School have been taken over by the government. A team led by the SDM of the area along with the officials of the Education department reached both the branches of the school in the morning and completed the process."
The official also said that "the action was initiated against the School following complaints like violation of rules in admission to candidates from economically weaker sections (EWS), false records and misappropriation of funds, among others."
The branches were found guilty of violating the norms of Delhi School Education (DSE) Act 1973 and Right to Education Act (RTE) 2009.
The government official reported "After receiving the complaints, the Education Directorate had served show cause notice to the school in April but the school administration failed to give us satisfactory reply. With an approval from the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung yesterday (Tuesday), the government took over the school on Wednesday."
Two committees were formed by the government of Delhi in order to look into the complaints which were filed against the school. One committee was formed under the supervision of the department of education and the other was formed under the supervision of district magistrate of north-west Delhi.