Source: The Indian Express
An alliance of private school relations has issued a legal notice to the Delhi government demanding financial compensation of Rs 5 crore over its announcement that children will be admitted to government schools without transfer certificates, as the stiffnesses between private schools in the city and the government over fee collection strengthened.
Last week, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had encouraged parents who are stressed to pay their private school fees to transfer their children to government schools, assuring them that students across grades will be admitted even if their schools are withholding their transfer certificates over non-payment of fees.
The legal notice has been issued on behalf of the National Independent Schools Alliance, which represents more than 55,000 budget private schools from 20 different state associations, for “hurting the rights of the member schools to get the outstanding fee/funds from the defaulting parents”.
“The private unaided schools are facing severe financial crunch even to meet out the day to day expenses. The private unaided schools have to pay the salaries to their staff and to bear other expenses also. Your statement hurt their rights to recover their outstanding dues.