The Directorate of Education issued an order that stated that the recognized private schools that have land allotted by the DDA cannot increase fees without its prior approval. The schools must collect fees based on the last fee structure approved by the Director of Education or as per the fee statement they file.The official order stated, “Whereas as per Section 17 of DSEAR, 1973, it is clear that no private unaided school in Delhi which has been allotted land by the Govt. Agencies shall enhance fee without the prior sanction of the Director of Education.” It further stated, “all the Head of Schools/Managers of private recognized Unaided Schools, allotted land by the land-owning agencies on the condition of seeking prior sanction of the Director of Education for fee increase, are directed to submit their proposals, if any, for prior sanction of the Director of Education for increase in tuition fee/fee for the academic session 2024-25, online from 01.04.2024 through website of Directorate and upload the returns and documents mentioned therein latest by 15.04.2024. Any incomplete proposal shall be summarily rejected.”