Private schools in Delhi cannot force parents to buy books and uniforms from certain stores, AAP says

Private schools in Delhi cannot force parents to buy books and uniforms from certain stores, AAP says

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Delhi Governmentdirected by Aam Admi partyissued ordinances for unsubsidized private schools in delhi not to force parents to purchase school uniforms, books and other essentials from specific locations associated with schools.

As per the order issued, private schools in Delhi can no longer force parents and guardians to purchase school uniform, books, stationery and other items from school stores or any other store may have a link with the private school.

The rules were announced by the Deputy Chief Minister. Manish Sisodiewho also holds the education portfolio today, May 5, 2022. The ordinance stated that parents have the right not only to have appropriate information about the list of books by grade, uniform specifications, but also a wide range of options of places and sources for purchasing these items as well.

“They should have the freedom to purchase these books, writing materials and uniforms from any location they choose,” the notice added. The order was also tweeted from the official AAP Twitter account, the same was shared below for reference.

A similar decision was made by the Punjab government under the newly appointed CM, Bhagwant Mann. The Punjab government, also under AAP, has banned private schools from raising fees and forcing parents to purchase school items for particular stores.

READ | Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann bans private schools from paying hiking fees for 2022-23 session

“The Recognized Unaided Private Schools in Delhi are run either by corporations or trusts as a charitable organization on a no-profit-no-loss basis, hence no school activity shall have a scope of profit and commercialization,” add the review. Strict action will be taken against schools found to be in violation of issued orders.

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