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Govt duty to protect interest of parents, says Kejriwal after asking Delhi school to rollback fee hike

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

It is the government's duty to protect the interest of parents and ensure that schools remain financially viable, said today, a day after he ordered action against a school which increased the fees in the name of implementing the 7th pay commission.

"First govt in history which has stopped pvt schools from hiking fee illegitimately n also forced some schools to rfund illegitimate fee hike. It is govt's duty to protect interests of parents while also ensuring that schools remain financially viable (sic)," Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

The yesterday asked the to act against Bal Bharti Public School, which increased the fees by 10 per cent for 2017-18, over the previous academic session.

The school has been asked to communicate to parents through its website, on notice board and via a circular about the rejection of the increase in the fee structure and pay salaries and allowances to teachers and other staffers from its savings.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 17:25 IST