ALL INDIA PARENTS ASSOCIATION
AGARWAL BHAWAN, G.T. KARNAL ROAD, TIS HAZARI DELHI-110054, M: 9811101923
All India Parents Association (AIPA) (Delhi Unit) in its meeting held today i.e. 08-04-2012 at New Delhi has unanimously condemned the arbitrary fee hike ranging from 10% - 40% by almost all the unaided private schools of Delhi from the academic year commencing from 01-04-2012 despite the fact that there was no need to increase any fee. On the other hand, all the schools are required to reduce the existing fee by at least 50% and returned to the parents the excess fee charged in the previous years.
AIPA (Delhi Unit) has also decided that all the parents of unaided private schools shall not pay hiked fee and other charges to the schools at and would continue to pay fee and other charges at the old rates as prevailing on the 31st March 2012. The parents shall pay the fee and other charges, at the increased rates, only after the schools approach the Directorate of Education/ Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee on Fee Hike and obtain the approval from them on their increased fee structure.
AIPA (Delhi Unit) has further decided to stage a peaceful demonstration in front of the office of the Director of Education sometime in the month of May 2012 to protest against the inaction on the part of the Directorate of Education to take civil and criminal actions against all the erring schools which were indicted by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) in its audit report of 2010 and also to stop arbitrary fee hike by all unaided private schools.
The meeting was chaired by AIPA national president advocate Ashok Agarwal and attended by the parents' representatives of over 40 unaided private schools. "It is unfortunate that despite Hon'ble Delhi High Courts' order in favour of the parents on arbitrary fee hike, the schools are flouting the same with impunity and the Directorate of Education instead of taking action against the schools is practically protecting the mighty and the greedy managements of the unaided private schools. All the parents have to unite and fight against such injustice in order to check the menace of commercialization of education," said advocate Ashok Agarwal.
President AIPA Delhi Unit
DATED: 08 April 2012