The Supreme Court on Monday directed 36,000 unaided private schools in Rajasthan to charge 15 per cent less fees annually from the students for the academic session 2020-21. It clarified that no student should be prevented from attending the class either physically or physically if the fees are not paid, nor should their results be prevented. The apex court upheld the order of the Rajasthan Supreme Court, dismissing the challenge given to the validity of the Rajasthan Vidyalaya (Fee Regulation) Act 2016 and the rule made under the law relating to fixation of fees in schools.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari made clear in their 128-page judgment that the fees will be paid by the students or parents in six equal installments for the academic session 2020-21. The bench said that it cannot be denied that an unprecedented situation has arisen due to the complete lockdown implemented due to the epidemic. This had a serious impact on individuals, enterprises, enterprises and the nation.
Justice Khanwilkar mentioned in the judgment that in such economic crisis a large number of people lost their jobs. The judgment said, “The appellants (schools) should charge their students for the academic session 2019-20 as per the arrangement prescribed under the 2016 law, but the facilities not used by the students for the academic session 2020-21 Keeping in mind, charge 15 percent less fees. ”
It said that the respective students would be paid the respective amount before August 5, 2021 in six equal monthly installments. The court said that if schools want to give more relaxation to their students then they can give it. It clarified that no student should be prevented from attending the class, either physically or physically, nor should the result of the non-payment of fees / dues.
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