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School fees amid COVID-19: Rajasthan HC allows private schools to collect 70% of tuition fees in installments [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Sep 2020 8:12pm

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In an interim order passed on Monday ( September 7, 2020), the Rajasthan High Court has allowed private schools in the State to collect 70% of the annual tuition fees in three installments for online classes conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Society Of Catholic Education Institutions In Rajasthan and ors v. State of Rajasthan).

The order states, "... this Court by an interim measure and till the situation gets normalized, directs the school authorities to allow the students to continue their studies online and allow them to deposit 70% of the tuition fees element from the total fees being charged for the year." In the interest of balancing the interests of both the schools and the students amid the pandemic situation, Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma has ordered as follows: 70% of the tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21 can be collected by the schools. The said 70% of the tuition fees shall be paid for the period from March 2020 in three installments. The first installment is to be paid on or before September 30, the second installment is to be paid by November 30, 2020, and the third installment is to be paid by January 31, 2021. 

Students cannot be expelled for their parents' failure to remit the tuition fee installments in time. However, students can be disallowed from attending online classes for such failure to pay up the fee. The Court was hearing various pleas moved on behalf of private schools in Rajasthan challenging a Rajasthan Government direction that… Continue Reading...


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