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Parents being Harrased via SMS to pay the fees for the duration of lockdown: Plea alleges Before Allahabad High Court

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2021 2:08am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Parents being Harrased via SMS to pay the fees for the duration of lockdown: Plea alleges Before Allahabad High Court

Another PIL has been filedwhich challenge the unreasonabily high and arbitary levy of fees by private schools in the state as the Government of Uttar Pradesh Government is still not able to reply to a query put forward by Allahabad High Court regarding the regulation of fees during the lockdown. 

The members of the Parents Association has filed the PIL after the parents as well as children are being harrased by the private schools especially through SMS and Whatsapp messages to pay the fees for the session 2020-2021, at time when the schools were closed and no services were provided due to the nationwide lockdown. 

The Advocates Shashwat Anand and Ankur Azad who have filed the petition on behalf the parents pointed out that the UP Self-finanacial Independent Schools (Fee Registration) Act, which was enacted in 2018 was put into practice to regulate the conduct of Private unaided schools and to put chains on  unreaslnable demands of fees by private institutions. 

Section 8 of the above act deals with the Constitution of " District Fee Regulatory Committee ". In order to deal with the issues like the fee charged by private schoolsand to hear complaints of students, parents, guardians is regulated by the committee. But in Uttar Pradesh no such committee is formed till date. 

Moreover, section 4(3) of the act empowers the state Government to regulate the fees of all the students who are studying in private schools for each acacdemic year for the sake of public interest, in exceptional conditions or situations… Continue Reading...

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