New Delhi, May 23: The Delhi government has directed 575 private schools in the city to refund the excess fees charged by them citing implementation of the 6th pay commission recommendations. Also Read - AAP MLA Raghav Chadha Claims UP CM Yogi Adityanath Getting Migrants 'Thrashed'; Cops Register FIR

The government has also directed the schools to refund the excess fees charged — between June 2016 to January 2018 — with 9 per cent interest. Also Read - Renowned Artist Satish Gujral Passes Away at 94

The directive by the AAP dispensation comes following the report of a committee constituted by the Delhi High Court for examining the records of private schools in respect of the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations. Also Read - Coronavirus Crisis: Amid 21-day Lockdown, Delhi Govt to Set up 'Hunger Relief Centres' For Needy

The panel has audited 1169 schools in the city so far.

“The committee has identified 575 schools in its report to refund excess fees charged by these schools with 9 per cent interest. The schools are directed to refund the fees within 7 days and ensure disbursal of pending payment of salaries if any,” an order by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said.

“Non-compliance with the order shall be viewed seriously and action shall be taken against errant schools under the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973,” it added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.