New Delhi: After facing wrath of the Delhi High Court over failing to provide office for the Fee Committee probing the expenditure incurred by private schools, the state government on Friday said that the committee will be able to commence its work as the office will be provided till December 20.

Condemning the government’s lackadaisical approach in providing office to the Fee Committee appointed by the court to analyze expenditure incurred by schools in their daily activities, the court had sought replies from the government before December 16 in this regard.

In its reply to the bench comprising Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Siddhartha Mridul, the Delhi government has said that the committee will be provided with the office till December 20 in Vasant Vihar area of South Delhi.

The High Court has fixed December 23 for next hearing. It is worth mentioning that the High Court had set up a three-member committee headed by Justice (retd.) Anil Dev Mehta on August 12 observing frequent complaints from the parents about hiking of fees by the private schools.

JPN/Bureau