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HC order permitting private school fee hike challenged by Delhi government

On April 2, 2019, Delhi government challenged the single judge order allowing private unaided schools in the national capital to go ahead with an interim hike in fees. The order was to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees.

The petition came up for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani which recused from hearing it and directed that it be listed for hearing before another bench on April 4, 2019, reports PTI.

Delhi High Court, on March 15, 2019, granted the permission to private unaided schools for interim fee-hike without the approval of Directorate of Education (DoE) quashing a previous order of Delhi government for selected private unaided schools.

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PTI reports, “The Action Committee, in its plea filed through advocate Kamal Gupta, had contended that the Delhi Schools Education Act equalised all schools, in the matter of pay and allowances to be granted to teachers and employees and therefore, there was no justification to selectively withdraw the October 17, 2017 order which permitted an interim hike of fees to implement the 7th CPC recommendations.”


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