The ongoing school admissions process in Delhi is quite complicated, as a result of flexibility provided to the schools to determine, their own relevant dates as to first list, second list, etc.
As a result many of schools have already come up with the First list for the admissions admitting on first come first serve basis, though many of the reputed schools have still to come up with the first list on 01st February 2012.
But when you have already admitted your child in one school, so what happens if you wish to withdraw admission from the first school and get the child admitted in the other reputed school. Most of the schools lay down that the fees is non-refundable or only 50% of the fees would be refunded.
In this respect, the Department of Education had come up with the circular in Feb 2011, which states as follows:
“The circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi, said there have been several complaints by parents regarding non-refund of fees and other charges by unaided recognised schools in the event of cancellation of admission.
If any fee is collected from the parents or guardians of a child, whose admission is cancelled…, the entire fee except registration fee charges shall be refunded.
It also said that if the parents chose to withdraw the child from the school within one month from the date of admission, the school shall refund the entire amount of fee or other charges within 15 days of the request made by the parents.
However, the school may retain some fees such as the registration fee, administration fee and one month’s tuition fee, according to the circular.”
Therefore, the most important thing to keep in mind is that withdrawal from first school should happen within 30 days of first admission !!!