The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party to refrain from implementing its government’s decision barring several private unaided schools in the national capital from increasing fees, reported PTI. The High Court said that its interim order will be in place till the next hearing on July 31.
Justice Sunil Gaur said the interim increase in fees permitted last year by the Delhi government to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations was “unreasonably withdrawn with retrospective effect” by an April 13 order of the Directorate of Education.
The court gave its order after hearing a petition filed by a private unaided schools association, which alleged that the Delhi government was delaying the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.
The unaided schools association in its petition had said that while government and aided schools can use state finances for payments towards increasing salary and allowances, private institutions are dependent on fees received from students to meet such liabilities.