After acquiring vendor complaints from parents regarding private schools’ compulsory buys. Education Minister Atishi oversaw the education division to take tough action against these schools.
The education department allocated tough instructions to schools on March 17 in the year 2023. To comply with the guidelines on the sale of books as well as school dress. It forms that primary notice must be allocated declaring the causes in case of any complaint. In case of offense, action will be brought under the suitable conditions of the DSE Act 1973.
The education minister has obtained continuous complaints. The parents are forced by private schools to buy all school stuff from vendors. Recently, some parents encountered the education minister and brought the matter to her notice. After acquiring complaints from parents regarding private schools’ compulsory vendor buys.
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Taking primary cognizance and issuing the advice to DoE. The education minister said “They received protests that private schools are tempting parents to purchase expensive books and school uniforms from specific vendors. Private schools are not obeying the guidelines published by the education department on this issue.”
It is to remark that guidelines shape that private schools must show a class-wise index of books. The study material is on their website before the lineage of the new academic session to inform parents.
Additionally, schools must also exhibit at least five nearby shops’ addresses and phone numbers on their website. Where parents can buy books and school dresses. Parents have the independence to buy these items from any shop at their convenience. The school cannot compel them to buy from a certain dealer. The schools cannot adjust the specifications of school uniforms for at least three years.