Kejriwal Government’s Directorate of Education presided over by Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on decided to issue a show-cause notice for taking over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai after the school repeatedly failed to comply with multiple orders of the Delhi government asking it to roll-back its unjustified fee hike. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the proposal of the Directorate of Education to take over the management of the school. The decision sent to the LG. The Deputy CM assured the parents that the Delhi Government stands with them and will not let any kind of injustice to prevail.

The Directorate of Education had conducted an inspection of the financial statement of the school for fiscal years 2012-2013 to 2018-2019; after a detailed inspection of the records the department found that the total funds for the year 2018-2019 amounted to Rs. 49,72,45,586 of which the expenditure was estimated to be Rs. 18,87,02,422 implying that there was a net surplus of Rs. 30,85,43,164 upon which the department concluded that the school had no actual need to increase the fees of the school. In the same regard, the directorate refused to accept the proposed fee structure of the school for academic session 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. The directorate then issued notices to the school, asking them why the recognition of the school should not be cancelled or why the government should not take over the management of the school.

The directorate issued several notices to the school, asking them to stop charging the increased fee and submit a reply which the school did not. The school had approached the High Court against the directorate’s order however, the High Court endorsed the Directorate of Education’s order asking the school to rollback the increased fees.

Considering the situation, the government has decided to take over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai and the proposal of the directorate has been approved by CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal. The decision has now been further sent to the LG.

“The Kejriwal Government will not let any kind of injustice prevail, we are with the parents. They should be assured that we will stand with them against such injustice and not let them face any difficulties,” Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said.

(Agencies)