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Delhi govt sets up complaint centre against private schools

New Delhi:To prevent private schools from arbitrarily deciding fee structure, the Delhi government on Thursday set up a complaint centre to address parents’ grievances.

The Arvind Kejriwal government has already announced that private schools which are housed on its land cannot increase their fees without seeking prior approval from it.

“The government has set up ‘Private School Complaint Centre’ where parents can complain against arbitrariness by private schools. The centre has been set up at office of New Delhi district (education) in Jhandewalan,” said a senior government official.

The official further said that apart from this, the Education Department, headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, has also issued an email id – [email protected] – through which parents can also register their complaints pertaining to fee hike and others.

Yesterday, a delegation of parents met Chief Minister Kejriwal and Sisodia and complained about a private school over increase in its fees.

“The government is serious about preventing arbitrariness by private schools and is ready to take strict steps,” Sisodia had said.

Earlier this week, the government had issued show-cause notices to two branches of Maxfort School (Pitampura and Rohini) asking why it should not take over their management after finding these to be “guilty of financial irregularities and other malpractices”.