Private unaided schools should not indulge in profiteering: Delhi govt.
12 dec 2020
The Delhi government has informed the Delhi high court that “private unaided schools” that are basically, “charitable institutions” cannot indulge themselves in profiteering. They are expected to extend the maximum support in order to ensure that even in, the pandemic situation, every student has proper means of education by providing them with efficient learning materials through online mode without any obstruction or any discrimination.
The govt further told the court that these institutions are bound to ensure that students are not harassed by charging of any hefty fees or any fee under a new head. Some schools were found indulging in malpractices which are considered as “inhumane” especially seen in the light of COVID pandemic.
The govt told the court that some private schools were not providing online learning material or classes to students whose parents have not paid or not agree to pay the illegally hefty amount of fee.
Even though the tuition fee covered the cost towards salary, infrastructure and curricular activities such as library, lab, science fee, computer fee etc. some private schools were not paying salary to the teaching and non teaching staffs in this worst situation of pandemic where everyone lost their job due to the lockdown.
The govt submitted that the acute financial pressure and stress on the general public due to the pandemic and effective measures were imposed to cope up with it.