*Kejriwal Government decides to take over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai


*Kejriwal Government to issue show cause notice for taking over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai after the school repeatedly fails to comply with Education Department’s fee-hike rollback order

*CM Arvind Kejriwal approves Directorate of Education’s proposal to take over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai; decision sent to the LG

*The Kejriwal Government is with the parents and will not let any injustice prevail: Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

*Parents should be assured, we will stand with them against injustice: Dy. CM Manish Sisodia


NEW DELHI : 28th July 2021-Kejriwal Government’s Directorate of Education presided over by Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on Wednesday decided to issue a show-cause notice for taking over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai after the school repeatedly failed to comply with multiple orders of the Delhi government asking it to roll-back its unjustified fee hike. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the proposal of the Directorate of Education to take over the management of the school. The decision sent to the LG. The Deputy CM assured the parents that the Delhi Government stands with them and will not let any kind of injustice to prevail.

The Directorate of Education had conducted an inspection of the financial statement of the school for fiscal years 2012-2013 to 2018-2019; after a detailed inspection of the records the department found that the total funds for the year 2018-2019 amounted to Rs. 49,72,45,586 of which the expenditure was estimated to be Rs. 18,87,02,422 implying that there was a net surplus of Rs. 30,85,43,164 upon which the department concluded that the school had no actual need to increase the fees of the school. In the same regard, the directorate refused to accept the proposed fee structure of the school for academic session 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. The directorate then issued notices to the school, asking them why the recognition of the school should not be cancelled or why the government should not take over the management of the school.

The directorate issued several notices to the school, asking them to stop charging the increased fee and submit a reply which the school did not. The school had approached the High Court against the directorate’s order however, the High Court endorsed the Directorate of Education’s order asking the school to rollback the increased fees.

Considering the situation, the government has decided to take over the management of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai and the proposal of the directorate has been approved by CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal. The decision has now been further sent to the LG.

“The Kejriwal Government will not let any kind of injustice prevail, we are with the parents. They should be assured that we will stand with them against such injustice and not let them face any difficulties,” Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said.
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*Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia seeks suggestions from teachers and parents on reopening of schools

*It is fundamental that we take suggestions of all the stakeholders before taking any decision regarding reopening educational institutions: Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

*Parents, teachers, and students can email their suggestions regarding reopening of schools at delhischools21@gmail.com: Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

*More than 5 lakh parents met with teachers and held discussions over their children's education and well-being, curious about reopening of schools in the ongoing Special PTMs organised in all Delhi Government schools: Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

NEW DELHI: July 28, 2021-Deputy Chief Shri Minister Shri Manish Sisodia sought suggestions from students, parents, and teachers in Delhi regarding the reopening of schools and other educational institutions. Teachers, parents, and students can send their suggestions regarding the opening of educational institutions by emailing to delhischools21@gmail.com. Shri Sisodia informed that before the reopening of educational institutions, suggestions from all the stakeholders will be taken into account so that the Delhi Government can take a decision keeping in view all the opinions.


At present, Special PTMs are being organised in all Delhi Government schools from July 19 to July 31. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia visited many schools and interacted with parents and teachers during the PTM. During the PTM, curiosity was prominent among parents and teachers regarding the reopening of schools mixed with fear about the safety of the children. Shri Sisodia stated that due to the closure of colleges, the college life of our youth has also been reduced to a small room in the house. College-going youth dream of studying proudly in a big college however, because of the pandemic, their college campus is also confined to their home. Therefore, the youth are also curious about when and how their colleges will open.

Shri Sisodia said, “Delhi Government had closed schools and colleges keeping in mind the safety and security of children. But now, schools have opened or are opening in many nearby states and the situation of COVID in Delhi is under control. Approximately 70-75 thousand corona tests are being conducted daily in Delhi, with only 40-50 COVID-positive people. Therefore, before making any decision to open educational institutions, Delhi Government wants to take their suggestions from parents, teachers, principals, and children as to when and how to open educational institutions. All stakeholders in schools and educational institutions can send their suggestions by email to delhischools21@gmail.com. After the suggestions are received, the government will decide when and how to re-open the education system.”

It is important to point out that in the special PTMs running in all the Delhi Government schools, over 5 lakh parents visited the schools and interacted with the teachers about their children's education and well-being. This shows the outstanding success of Delhi's education system, with parents taking a keen interest in their children's education.