NEW DELHI: To rein in fee hike by private schools running on government land, the ruling AAP dispensation has approved a proposal to hire chartered accountants to facilitate audit of the schools’ accounts in case of complaints.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet on Saturday chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The government has taken this step after distressed parents recently approached it, complaining of a fee hike ranging from 20 to 55 per cent.
“As per the Delhi Cabinet’s decision, the government will only hire the CAG-empanelled chartered accounts to get accounts of schools running on its land audited.
“The audit of the accounts will be done if government receives any complaint from the parents against a particular school,” said a senior government official.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) had recently warned private schools in the national Capital citing rules that schools running on government land cannot do so without prior sanction from the authorities.