The Supreme Court today upheld the verdict of the Delhi High Court and said that private unaided scholls that are present on land alloted to it by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) need the Delhi Government’s permission to raise fees. An association of the private schools had challenged the Delhi High court’s order and had said that they would take permission to raise fees to in the middle of the school year, but not for raising fees before the school year. The Supreme Court trashed their argument and said that the order of the Delhi High Court stands and this was a shot in the arm of the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Government. The Supreme Court said that they would now have to
comply with the order of the court.
The Delhi High Court had earlier rejected a review of its order that was asked by the association of
private schools. The court had observed that the schools cannot blatantly indulge in profiteering and
commercialization of education and had asked them to take the Delhi Government’s permission before
raising school fees.