A panel appointed to look into the demands of Delhi schools for a tuition fee hike, gave its report on Tuesday saying an increase is justified but it should not be more than Rs 500 a month.
The five-member committee headed by a former bureaucrat S.L. Bansal was tasked to look into the demand for a hike made by schools in order to pay their staff more, in line with the sixth pay panel report.
Accepting the report, Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said a formula will be devised for fixing the size of the hike.
“We’ve set up a sub-committee to prepare a hike plan based on income slabs and a school’s assets. Some parents can afford to pay a higher tuition fee, but others may find it tough. Its report will be submitted before the cabinet for approval,” Lovely said.
Schools had last hiked fees by up to 40 per cent when the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations were implemented.
Lovely said such massive increases would not be allowed this time. Schools are seeking a 50 per cent hike.