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De-recognition row: Mount Carmel school urges students, parents to not panic

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The in which has been issued a de-recognition notice by the government over arbitrary fee hike said Friday that it would come out clean and urged students and their parents to not panic.

The school administration, however, maintained that it has not received the notice yet.

"Though we have not received the notice yet we have got to know about it from We urge the students and parents to not panic and assure that we would come out clean," Michael Williams, the of told

"Once we receive the notice, we will take the appropriate legal remedy and we have full faith in the legal system," he added.

The order by the (DoE) said the department had no option left but to withdraw the recognition given to in Dwarka, under the School Act and Rules, 1973, after issuing notices and holding hearings on the matter since 2016.

The school had increased the fee by 25 per cent in 2016-2017.

Keeping the students' interest in mind, the withdrawal of recognition would take effect on April 1, 2019, the order said, adding that no new admissions should be made in the meantime.

The school had argued that it had not been given land by the Development Authority on concessional rates, so the judgment that gives the DoE the power to regulate fees of such schools was not applicable to it, the order said.

The DoE, however, said the March 9, 2000 allotment letter for the land given to the school showed it had been given the property at a concessional rate.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:10 IST