DELHI:EROS TIMES: Taking a strong note of serious violations of the Delhi School Education Act 1973 by the Bal Bharti Public School, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, which increasing 10% fee for academic session 2017-18, over the previous academic session 2016-17 in the name of implementation of 7th pay commission, The Directorate of Education has taken a stern action against the school and asked it not to increase the fee.
Action follows directions from the Chief Minister, after complaints were received about the violations by the school.
Issuing the order to the Bal Bharti Public School Management, the Directorate has asked the management to remove all financial and other irregularities/violations as listed in the order and submit the compliance report within 30 days. The order further said that non-compliance of order shall be viewed seriously.
The Dy. Director of Education, Central District in its’ order said that the manager of the Bal Bharti Public School was directed to furnish/information and to present itself along with the account personnel on 01.07.2017 at old secretariat to clarify for increase of the fee, which the management failed to provide the required information/documents nor did it present itself along with account personnel for clarification on the given date and time.
Based on review of the audited financial statement, the Directorate observed that school has purchased a luxury car i.e. “Toyota Corolla Altis” amounting to Rs. 19,77,371/- during the financial year 2014-15. They should not have purchase luxury car out of school funds. This amount is to be recovered by school.
Based on analysis of financial statements of school fund availability of the school has been assessed. The school is also having a surplus of fund of Rs. 11,08,35,825/- .
In the order to the School management, the Dy. Director of Education has directed that to comply with the following instructions:
Not to increase any fee in pursuance to the proposals submitted by school on any account including implementation of 7th CPC for the academic session 2017-18 and if the fee is already increased and charged for the academic session 2017-18, the same shall be refunded to the parents or adjusted in the fee of subsequent months.
To communicate the parents through its website, notice board and circular about rejection of fee increase proposal of the school by the Directorate of Education.
To ensure that the salaries and allowances shall come out from the fees whereas capital expenditure will be a charge on the savings in accordance with the principles laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court in its’ Judgment of Modern School vs Union of India. Therefore, school not to include capital expenditure as a component of fee structure to be submitted by the school under section 17(3) of DSEA, 1973.
To utilize the fee collected from students in accordance with the provisions of Rule 177 of the DSER, 1973 and orders and directions issued by this Directorate from time to time.
To remove all the financial and other irregularities/violations as listed above and submit the compliance report within 30 days to this office.
In case of submission of any proposal for increase in fee for the next academic session, the compliance of the above listed financial and other irregularities/violations will also be attached.
Non- compliance of the order shall be viewed seriously.