SC breather for DAV parents

Bhubaneswar: DAV parents breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after Supreme Court in its interim order said that the guardians can’t be compelled by school authorities to deposit hiked fees as the matter is sub-judice.

The fiasco over school-fee got murkier in December last after the parents were asked by the school authorities to pay the hiked fee with retrospective effect from June 2012.

When the parents opposed the hike pleading that the matter was pending with Supreme Court, the school authorities countered that based on SC’s interim order they had decided to go ahead with the hike.

Substantiating the move, the schools also pleaded that the interim committee formed over fee hike involving guardians has taken the decision regarding this.

On the other hand the parents alleged that the committee hasn’t been formed properly and the decision on hike has been taken in a hush-hush manner.

Last month the teachers of all 45 DAV Schools in the state had taken out a rally against the alleged attack on a lady principal by some DAV parents in Cuttack and placed a memorandum to Governor for their security.