New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, several private schools in the national capital have found to be violating guidelines issued by the Department of Education on nursery admissions.

Several parents have accused the schools including the famous ones of demanding hefty donations for granting admissions to their wards.

“The schools call us on the name of interaction session but later they demand donations ranging from Rs 35,000 to one lakh for allotting seats to our wards. In case of denial, they refuse admissions,” the parents claimed.

According to the Right to Education (RTE), any form of unusual monetary demand by schools is illegal and they are liable to face stringent disciplinary actions and heavy fine in case of any breach of the guidelines issued by the Education Department.

Sharing his woes, a student’s father said that he had applied in five different schools in Dwarka Sector 10 seeking admission for his daughter.  But all the schools have demanded heavy donations in name of development charge without giving any receipt or slip.

“All the schools have demanded Rs 35,000 for granting admission to my daughter. Fearing of getting exposed, they don’t even allow us taking mobile phones inside. So, I was unable to record the conversation,” the harassed father said.

“Lists for nursery admissions will come up on websites from Thursday. Many parents have registered their complaints against schools. Hence, eyes will be set on government’s measures to tackle the high-handedness of these schools”, said Sumit Vohra, founder of online parents’ forum


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