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Apex Court Stays Order of Rajasthan High Court Mandating Private Schools to Forego a Certain Percentage of School Fees

Lawstreet Journal 9 Feb 2021 11:25pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Apex Court Stays Order of Rajasthan High Court Mandating Private Schools to Forego a Certain Percentage of School Fees

In a recent judgement dated 8th February, 2021, that came as a relief to Private School Managements , the Supreme  court of the country stayed an order of the Rajasthan High Court dated 18th December,2020 under which such schools were directed to forego 30% tuition fee.

According to the directions issued by the State Education Department in October,2020, the state board affiliated schools were permitted to collected only upto 60% of the school fees while CBSE affiliated schools were allowed to charge upto 70% of the fees. 

Further, on 9th April,2020 , the Board had directed private schools not to charge tuition fees for the first three months of the lockdown. Another order was issued by the Board on July 7 2021 directing schools to not charge fees until the start of physical classes.  While online classes continued in CBSE affiliated schools,parents refused to pay the fees citing the Government order which made the situation all the more messy. The direction contributed to the already chaotic situation between parents and Private School Management in Rajasthan. 

This order was upheld by that Rajasthan High Court on December,18, 2020. 

The Supreme court in this case was hearing a series of petitions filed by many private schools challenging the order of the Rajasthan High Court. 

The Division bench of the Apex court comprising Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari held that from now on the private CBSE and state board  private schools of Rajasthan have the liberty to charge 100% tuition fee from its students on a… Continue Reading...

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