The government has asked the private schools to refund the capitation fee to the parents charged from them at the time of admission of their wards in kindergarten classes.

The admission session in most of the private schools started a few weeks ago.

The government direction came days after reported that some top notch private schools were charging capitation fee in violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 as also an order issued in this regard by of school fee fixation committee.

“Any private school charging capitation fee or admission fee in violation of the RTE Act 2009 and the school fee fixation committee orders may refund it to the parents immediately,” principal secretary school education department, AsgarSamoon said. He said the formal orders in this regard will be issued very soon.

The schools started the admission process for kindergarten classes despite the government directions not to go ahead with such admissions unless formal order for implementation of RTE Act is issued.