Violation of basic rules will cost more to two branches of Maxfort School in Delhi. Now with the nod of lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung, the AAP government is likely to take over the Maxfort School in Pitampura and Rohini.
Earlier, the Delhi Government had received complaints against these two schools from parents of higher fees, illegal admissions and such more. In April this year, the Directorate of Education (DoE) had issued a show cause notice. But, the DoE alleged that school authorities were not cooperating with the District Magistrate in the verification process and also refused to allow inspection of school records. The schools also didn’t provide the details of salary statements of teachers and other financial related documents.
According to DoE, these two school failed to return excess fees to parents and in the support, they filed falsified documents. Also, it has been alleged by DoE that the school admission in EWS/DG category is far below than 25% of the total strength which is a complete violation of RTE Act, 2009. And, it has also been claimed that the school funds were being transferred to different bank accounts and trust.
When the decision of takeover came from Lieutenant Governor, the school authorities moved with advocate Kamal Gupta to the high court pleaded that they had not been given a hearing by Lieutenant Governor before he issued the order of takeover.
In the response, the bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva of the high court said the government to not take any action against the school till Monday. Also, the order came to secure the documents and computers available in the school premise.
Now, the approval of the decision of DoE to take over the two schools has taken by the Lieutenant Governor. If the takeover is finalized, some alteration in the school management will take place. The government will decide the administrator of the school and will take over the management. However, the school principal and teachers would remain same and it would still run as a private school.