Delhi DoE asks 472 schools to refund excess fee charged

 As many as 472 private unaided schools which were found to be charging extra fee have been asked by the Directorate of Education to return the excess amount within the next 15 days.

PTI| Updated: Oct 21, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

New Delhi: As many as 472 private unaided schools which were found to be charging extra fee have been asked by the Directorate of Education to return the excess amount within the next 15 days.

A committee headed by Justice Anil Dev Singh had identified the schools to be overcharging parents on the pretext of implementing recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission while not doing the same.

The panel was constituted last year following the Delhi High Court's order and has so far submitted eight interim reports to be implemented by the principals of schools.

"The schools that have charged excess fee to implement 6th Pay Commission but have not implemented the same are directed to make the payments to its staff as per the commission recommendations, out of excess fee collected, with 9 per cent interest, without further raising any fresh demand from the parents or students," a circular issued by DoE said.

"And if after implementing the 6th CPC in the school, there still remains excess money charged from the students/ parents by such school, it shall be refunded to the concerned person," it added.

The schools have also been asked to submit a compliance report on the same