Education dept to act on parents' complaints on school 'donations'

Amid large number of complaints by parents of schools asking for donations and not following other DoE guidelines on nursery admissions, the department is likely to take action against such schools.

After the first list of selected candidates in several schools was out, many parents started complaining about schools “openly” asking for donations ranging from Rs 3,200 to Rs 2 lakh.

The Directorate of Education (DoE) received several such complaints over the past one week.  Currently, it is planning to issue show cause notices to such schools.

“We will be asking the Deputy Directors of Education (DDE) to prepare a list of such schools in their areas and issue show cause notices and take action,” an official of the education department said.

Parents have complained that schools are “openly” asking donations despite the name of their child appearing in the admission list.

The schools against which the complaints have been made include Maxfort, Indraprastha World School, BGS International, St Andrews, among others.

According to the complaints that parents have submitted with the education department, the parents were called to the schools and allowed entry only after handing over their mobile phones to the security staff, following which they were asked for donation over and above the school fee. 

A letter in this connection was sent to Education Minister Manish Sisodia by activist and founder of admissionsnursery.com, Sumit Vohra.

He had requested the department to take action against the “unaccounted cash component” being asked by the schools.

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