Delhi government said that many guardians had raised grumblings of being compelled to purchase costly textbooks and outfits notwithstanding DoE rules.
According to a report from the news agency PTI, the state government of Delhi has issued show-cause notices to a dozen private schools and ordered an investigation into six other schools for allegedly forcing parents to purchase books and uniforms at a high price from specific sellers.
Forcing Parents to Purchase Costly Books
Despite Directorate of Education (DoE) regulations, many parents have complained about being forced to buy heavy books, Delhi education minister Atishi said on Wednesday. The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party confirmed that any schools found to be in violation of DoE regulations would face severe sanctions.
“Notices have been sent to the schools in question, requesting that they explain why parents have complained.” “If any violations of guidelines are found,” she continued, “action will be taken against those schools under the appropriate sections of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973.” In addition, the Department of Education is looking into it.
A statement from the Department of Education stated, “Federals are conducting investigations into these complaints for schools where such complaints are coming up, and notices have been issued to explain the reasons for violating the guidelines.”
Before the start of the new school year, private school websites should post a class-by-class list of books and educational materials in accordance with DoE guidelines. The schools should likewise give contact data, including addresses, of somewhere around five closes by shops from where the school material can be purchased from.
The school cannot force parents to buy books and uniforms; they are free to choose their preferred stores.