However, they will have to pay the fee at a 10 per cent hike.
Parents of students studying in Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) heaved a sigh of relief on May 8 when D Suresh, divisional commissioner (DC), Gurgaon, ordered the school management to roll back the fee hike.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the DC and held between the parents and the school management. Bharat Bhushan Gogia, sub-divisional magistrate, and several officials of the education department were also present in the meeting.
Speaking to City Spidey, Suresh said, “The 70 per cent fee hike was unjustified. The school has to give details of the fee hike in Form 6. If the school does not give the details in the form, the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee (FFRC) will step in. DPSG has not submitted Form 6. We’ve ordered them to submit the form as early as possible.”
Parents thanked the DC after the meeting. DK Mishra, a parent, told City Spidey, “We’ve struggled a lot for the rollback. We are happy with the decision.”
Deepika Sharma, principal of DPSG, said, “We will abide by the DC’s decision. He has asked us to roll back the fee hike but has allowed us a 10 per cent hike.”
DPSG parents association has staged many protests for the rollback. It even met Rao Narbir Singh, PWD minister, on May 5 when the minister ordered the DC to look into the matter.
The meeting in progress