As per the order by the Directorate of Education (DoE), no unaided private recognised school in Delhi will be able to charge capitation fee and screen aspirants for nursery admissions. Moreover, any school receiving capitation fee will be fined which may extend up to 10 times of the fee charged.
Citing an order of the Delhi high court that it is common knowledge that though there is obligation on the state to provide free and compulsory education to children and the corresponding responsibility of the institution to afford the same, educational institutions cannot be allowed to run as ‘teaching shops’ as the same would be detrimental to equal opportunity to children, the DoE directed schools to comply with Section 13 of the Right to Education in letter and spirit.
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