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Private schools can only charge tuition fee during lockdown: Manish Sisodia

NEW DELHI: No private faculty will probably be allowed to increase fees throughout the coronavirus lockdown and best the schooling charge will also be charged until the time faculties reopen, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday.

"We have got several complaints about schools hiking fees and also levying charges like transport fee, which is not even being utilised during the lockdown. No private school will be allowed to hike fees without seeking permission from the government. Schools also cannot charge beyond the tuition fee," Sisodia said at a press convention.

Sisodia, who may be the education minister of Delhi, clarified that fees such as transport charge, annual charge or another miscellaneous head can't be levied throughout the lockdown, which is able to continue until May three.

"No faculty can price three months' tuition charge (at a time), the associated fee must be collected per thirty days. Schools are mandated to pay salaries to their body of workers including the contractual ones. If they're short of funds, they can achieve out to their parent organisation for funds.

"No scholar's access to on-line classes will have to be restricted, without reference to charge cost," Sisodia said.

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