7th Pay Commission : Delhi government hikes pay for school teachers by 15 percent
The 7th Pay Commission latest news today is that the Delhi Government has allowed recognised unaided private school on DDA land to increase their fees by 15% as an "interim" measure to comply with the recommendations. A circular to this effect was issued by the Directorate of Education on 17 October, following which the opposition BJP today alleged that the move opens up a "Pandora's box of harassment and trouble for parents". The circular, however, reads that the general instruction for all private unaided schools, irrespective of their land status, is that, a fee hike is "not mandatory" for recognised unaided schools in Delhi. Besides, the fee hike would be subject to scrutiny in the records of the school if the need arises, to see as to whether there was any necessity to increase the fee having regard to the financial position of the said schools, the circular states.