Shocking! Supreme Court Orders All Parents To Pay 100% School Fees For Lockdown Period
In a major disappointment for parents, the Supreme Court has now announced that parents will have to pay full fees to the schools of the schools during the pandemic period. This will be equal to the fees that should have been paid in the academic session 2019-2020.
Read on to find out all the details about this ruling by the Supreme Court right here!
Parents Will Have To Pay 100% Fees During Pandemic Period: Supreme Court
The order ruled out by the Supreme Court has said that parents will have to pay 100 percent of the school fees during the pandemic period. They will have to pay this fee from March 5, 2021, and it can be collected in 6 installments. The court has also clarified that even if there is non-payment of fees, no child’s name can be omitted from the school.
Also, the court has stated that students of class 10th and 12th will not be denied to appear for their examinations if fees haven’t been deposited.
The Supreme Court was holding a joint hearing on the SLP filed by the Vidya Bhavan Society, the Managing Committee of Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Gandhi Seva Sadan and the Society of Catholic Education Institutions which challenged the Fee-Regulation Act 2016.
If Unable To Pay Fees, Parents Should Discuss With Concerned School
The court has said that if parents are having any difficulty in remitting the fees as per the interim order, they can discuss the matter with the concerned school through an individual representation. The management of the school would consider such representation on a case-to-case basis sympathetically.
No student can be debarred from attending online classes or offline ones solely due to the non-payment of fees, arrears/outstanding fees including the installments. Additionally, the result of any examinations should not be withheld for any case due to non-payment of fees.
The state government has also been directed by the Supreme Court to give the outstanding amount under Right to Education (RTE) admission within a month.