HC directs Delhi Govt to probe complaints against pvt schools

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New Delhi, Apr 3 (UNI)The Delhi High Court today directed the State Government to probe the complaints of parents regarding the dilly dallying attitude of private schools in allotting free seats to poor children.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice Sidharth Mridul granted the Education Department 15 more days to complete the investigation in the pending 32 complaints, which were filed by the parents stating that the schools are not admitting their children despite the freeship quota.

The Bench said, ''We hope that the Department will conduct a fair investigation against the private schools and submit the report to the court by April 24.'' The lawyers of some of the schools, against whom the complaints have been lodged, were present in the Court and protested against the frivolous complaints being filed against them.

The Bench said, ''Let the report of the investigation come, then we will hear you''.

The Delhi Government had allotted land to private schools at concessional rates on the condition that 15-20 per cent seats will be given free of cost to poor children.

Many schools were not adhering to these guidelines, hence the Court stepped in and issued directions to the schools to file affidavits that they will adhere to the norms of land allocation, else their allotments will be cancelled.

The matter will come up for hearing on April 24.

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