The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) of India has marked fee hike in public schools of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) as unjustified step. The ASSOCHAM has pleaded to the Human Resource Development Ministry to constitute a task force on the same. A letter has been written to Ministry of HRD by D.S. Rawat, secretary general ASSOCHAM suggesting that the task force be constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary in the HRD Ministry in which senior officials of the Directorate of Education in Delhi and the NCR are members.
'The proposed task force should seek the clarification from the management of public schools why they have been shouting for arrears on tuition fee from the date of implementation of the 6th Pay Commission report,' said Rawat. Asking justification for the proposed fee hike, Rawat said school managements have to explain why they are insisting on arrears when the beneficiaries of the 6th Pay Commission are only government employees. The organised and unorganised sector does not fall under the purview 6th pay commission.