Delhi Government on Wednesday approved a slab-wise fee increase in private schools in the national capital, putting the cap at Rs 500 but the institutions reacted angrily terming the increase as totally "unacceptable".
"The Cabinet has carefully considered all aspects and has decided to suggest increase of monthly tuition fee in five slabs ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500 per month in 1,976 recognised un-aided private schools," Dikshit said emerging from a Cabinet meeting.
She Dikshit said the Cabinet examined the report of SC Bansal Committee and decided to approve the fee hike so that the private schools could pay their teachers as per recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.
The Bansal committee was formed in October 2008 to look into the demand of private schools for fee hike.
Elaborating on the decisions, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said schools were placed in different categories depending on the current fee structure of the schools.
"The schools have been suggested to hike tuition fee with effect from September 1, 2008 in case they feel that hike is unavoidable," he said.
Lovely said schools charging tuition fee upto Rs 500 per month may make an increase of Rs 100 while those charging between Rs 501 to Rs 1000 will be allowed to make an increase of Rs 200.
The schools having tuition fees between Rs 1001 to Rs 1,500 may make an increase of Rs 300 per month, while those charging between Rs 1501 to Rs 2,000 may increase the fee by Rs 400 per month.