Schools have been closed due to Corona infection epidemic and students are being educated only through online classes. On the other hand, the Supreme Court said on Monday that educational institutions should reduce the fees because in the current condition various facilities available in schools are closed, so the running cost of schools has also reduced.
Education institutes should help parents
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that the management of the Educational Institute should be sensitive to the problems faced by the people due to the epidemic and these institutions should go ahead and help the parents and students in this difficult time.
Do not charge school fees in respect of facilities not used by students
The bench said that under the law, school management should not charge fees in respect of activities and facilities which are not being used by the students due to the current situation. Demand for fees in respect of overheads on such activities will not be less than that involved in profiteering and commercialization. This is a fact and judicial notice can also be taken that due to the complete lockdown, schools were not allowed to open for a long time during the academic year 2020-21. Apart from this, school management has also saved on overheads and various items like petrol / diesel, electricity, maintenance costs, water charges, stationery charges, etc. “
Schools should reduce fees
Believing the petition of private unaided schools in Rajasthan against the directive of the state government that they have to pay 30% of the tuition fees during the epidemic, the bench said that the state government has no law to pass such an order. No, but the bench agrees that the schools should have reduced the fees.Click Here to Share This on Whatsapp
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