Sunday, May 12, 2013
UNAIDED SCHOOL FEE SCAM BEATS ALL OTHER SCAMS BUT NO ISSUE
Why ignoring unaided private schools fee scam? Despite the fact that unaided private schools fee scam is the biggest one, the same is being ignored because the political parties, bureaucrats and even media groups are not interested in raising this issue. The reason is simple. Majority of big unaided private schools are directly or indirectly run by the politicians, bureaucrats and media groups. Besides charging exorbitant, unjust and arbitrary fee under various heads, big schools are also charging donations ranging from 3 lacs to 15 lacs each fresh admission. No receipt is given in regard to donation amount. It is not that the authorities are unaware of all this. However, no action of any kind is taken against any unaided school. CAG in 2010, selected 25 unaided schools of Delhi on random basis and audited accounts and found that as many as 22 of them were having so much surplus that they were not required to increase any fee on the ground of 6th pay commission recommendations.