As we know that Right to Education has enacted since April 2010 which states that “Every child between the ages of 6 to 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education.” Despite of this the Delhi govt. has collected charges from students in the name of Parents Teacher Association and Pupil Welfare Fund. Therefore in this matter Pardarshita had filed a PIL in Delhi High Court. Hon’ble High Court has issued notice to Delhi Govt. on 9th July’10 and next hearing is scheduled on 20th Sept’10.
As a result of this PIL the Education Department has issued a circular to discontinue the collection of Pupil Welfare Fund up to class VIII w.e.f. academic session 2010-2011.
Not only this all the Head of Govt/Govt Aided schools are directed to refund the p.w.f. to students under proper receipt. The Delhi Govt. has awakened from long sleep and has taken this initiative by issuing the circular, we appreciate this; but we are also focusing that charges collected for PTA should be returned and should not be collected in future.
Click for The circular of Education Department.