Delhi HC grants interim relief to EWS school students facing expulsion

In yet another instance of ambiguity highlighted in the provisions for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in school education, a school in Delhi has instigated expulsion of 10 class IX students for non-payment of fee.

The Delhi high court granted interim relief to the 10 EWS students facing expulsion from Bal Bharti Air Force School due to non- payment of tuition fees.

The school was reportedly insisting that the students take a transfer certificate in case they cannot pay the fee within the specified time. All of them were class IX students.

The petition filed by the students stated that the school is threatening expulsion despite the fact that they are entitled for schooling till class XII under the provisions for the EWS category students.

The court has sought the reply from the school and the Delhi government on the plea which is slated to be heard the 7th of February next year.

The provisions for the EWS category students and the RTE act are contested in principle and in implementation by schools across the country, the reasons cited by the schools include the implausibly, less and delayed compensation provided by the government.

Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.

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