Sunday, December 11, 2011

DOE is not precluded from its duty

Delhi High Court held                            IMPORTANT ORDER
Parents through Advocate Ashok Agarwal have challenged the arbitrary fee hike by the Rukhmini Devi Public School, Pitampura in the years 2008-09 & 2009-10. Due to the intervention of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, Director of Education, Govt of Delhi examined the financial records of the school and came to conclusion that the school had the sufficient fund to meet out its liabilities arising out of 6th Pay Commission and there was no need to hike the fee and passed an order dated 13.07.2010 directing the school to roll back the hiked fee by adjusting in the next installment. The High Court by orders dated 01.12.2011 directed the DOE to apprise the Court as to what action has been taken by the DOE pursuant to the decision taken by them vide order dated 13.07.2010. The DOE instead of taking action against the schools, told the Court that since Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee has been constituted by a DB of the High Court, no action was required by the DOE in the matter. Rejecting the plea of the DOE and accepting the arguments of Adv Ashok Agarwal, the High Court on 05.12.2011 has held that the DOE is not precluded from its duty to take action against the schools hiking fees arbitrarily and directed DOE to take action against the school.  --Ashok Agarwal, Advocate

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