Delhi HC allows school to deny online education on non-payment of tuition fees

Team SoOLEGAL 14 Jul 2020 10:29am

Delhi HC allows school to deny online education on non-payment of tuition fees

Queen Mary School Northend is allowed by Delhi High Court to deny online education to those students who did not give their tuition fees for more than two months and also the parents who are not able to prove their financial crisis to the school authority.

Justice Jayant Nath was hearing a petition filed by Queen Mary School seeking to put down the circular dated 18 April 2020 and to allow the petitioner's school to bill the real expenses incurred by the petitioner during this lockdown period in the form of student fees.

According to the petitioner there are many parents who are taking unfair advantages of the clause which stated that online education shall also be given to those students who cannot pay their tuition fees due to financial crisis in this lockdown period. Petitioner also stated that more than 40% students did not give their fees and for that the school is facing a huge financial crisis and the school is unable to pay salary to their staffs and teachers.

According to the judgment of Delhi High Court on April 24, 2020 it is very much necessary for the parents, who cannot give tuition fees, to show proper documents of their financial status to the school authority in order to get online classes.

The bench directed the petitioner that if parents are unable to provide tuition fees to the school, then the school will issue a proper notice to those parents directing to provide all the relevant documents of their financial status in order to prove their crisis. By looking at the document, if the management of the school believes that the documents are true, then the school can provide the students with online education without any tuition fees. The Court further directed that if a parent fails to show the relevant documents or unable to satisfy the school regarding their financial difficulties then the petitioner that is the school can decline to give online classes to those students.

The Board further explained that, in the event that the parents have any complaints against the order passed by the petitioner's school, the parents are free to approach the appropriate authority of the NCT Government of Delhi.

Tagged: Delhi HC   online education   non-payment of tuition fees   Queen Mary School Northend   deny online education   students   financial crisis   Justice Jayant Nath   NCT Government  
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