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Students Can Be Denied Attendance to Online Classes Over Non-Payment of Tuition Fees: Delhi HC

Lawstreet Journal 11 Jul 2020 11:54pm

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On Wednesday 8 July 2020, the Delhi High Court allowed private schools to bar children from attending online classes due to non-payment of tuition fees. Earlier, the Delhi Government restrained private schools from taking any action against those children who could not pay tuition fees during the lockdown.

The matter was heard by a single bench of Justice Jayant Nath, wherein, he held, “Where the parents are in default for payment of tuition fee for more than two months, the petitioner is free to issue appropriate notice to such parents to explain the reason for such default.”

“In case the parents can convince/demonstrate to the petitioner about their financial problems/ financial incapacity to immediately pay the pending fees, the petitioner shall not take any further steps for the time being against such parents,” the bench added, “where the parents are unable to satisfy/ demonstrate to the petitioner regarding their financial difficulties, the 

petitioner is free to so communicate the same to the parents and decline to provide the ID and password for online education facility for the students.”

The petition, filed by Queen Mary School Northend, challenged the Delhi Government’s order dated 18 April 2020, which was issued by the Directorate of Education, wherein, private schools were precluded 

from charging any other fees from students, except tuition fees, till the lockdown ends.

The petitioner sought permission to charge the actual expenditure that is being incurred by the school in conducting online classes, in the form of fees from the students. It also demanded issuance of a proper writ to… Continue Reading...

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