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Kejriwal warning

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 18: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the government will take over 449 private schools in the capital if they do not refund extra fees collected from students. Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said many schools increased their fees in the me of implementing the Sixth Pay Commission and the Delhi High Court appointed a committee to look into the issue. Kejriwal said the committee told the schools to refund the extra fees but many didn’t. Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the committee examined 1,108 private schools and found that 544 had hiked fees in the me of implementing the Sixth Pay Commission. He said many schools gave back the extra fees collected and show cause notice have been served to the 449 schools which haven’t refunded the money yet. Sisodia warned that the government would be forced to take over the schools if they do not stick to the committee’s report. The Chief Minister hoped the schools would fall in line and the government won’t be forced to take over them. (IANS)

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