In a bid to provide relief parents during lockdown, Delhi Deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia on Friday announced that schools including private ones will not be allowed to charge 3-month fee and can only take 1-month tuition fee.
He also said that except the tuition fee, no additional charges including transportation cost, others will be charged by the schools. Strict actions will be taken against schools, if charge extra fee.
Addressing the media, Sisodia directed that all the schools in Delhi are mandated to pay salaries to both contractual and full-time, teaching or non-teaching staff on time.
He also added that no private school will be allowed to increase fees during the lockdown.
Sisodia also said, “It has come to my notice that many schools are taking fees arbitrarily and charging transportation fees even when schools are closed. Private schools should not stoop to this level. Be it private or government schools, they cannot hike fees.”
Sisodia also said that schools that are conducting online classes will not restrict any student whose parents fail to pay the fee during the lockdown period.