10 Students in Delhi knock Delhi High Court door, as the face expulsion from school
Ten children have approached the Delhi High Court against directives issued to them by a prominent city school to pay their fee or face expulsion.
The letters to their parents read as, “You are advised to pay the school dues latest by August 19 else the name of your child will be struck off from the school rolls…,” This had been signed by Sunita Gupta, principal at Air Force Bal Bharti School. They have been asked to pay fees amounting to Rs 36,620.
As per the Right to Education Act 2009, the school is required to provide free and compulsory education up to elementary level i.e. up to class VIII only.
Thereof, w.e.f. 1 April 1, 2019 your son/daughter… will not be eligible for freeship category. You are, therefore, advised to make suitable arrangement,” the letters had read
The petition by the students in court draws attention to the fact that the school in question had been constructed on land granted by public authorities such as the DDA at a nominal cost, which have rules on EWS students pre-dating the Right to Education Act, 2009
Asked about the unique conditions binding schools such as hers, Principal said, the school was “seeking legal counsel on the matter”