Providing huge needed relief to parents and students, Rajasthan High Court has ordered all private schools operating in the state to bar collection of school fees until 9th October 2020. The High Court bench stayed orders issued under a judgement issued by a single judge allowing schools to collect 70 per cent tuition fees from the parents.
The stay on the order allowing private schools to collect fees was passed by a division bench of the Rajasthan High Court comprising of Chief Justice Inderjit Mahanti and Justice Mahendra Goyal. In the same order, the High Court also asked schools to refrain from collecting fees until 9th October 2020.
The plea challenging the earlier order allowing private schools in the states to collect 70% school fees by private fees was challenged via a plea filed by advocate Sunil Samadaria.
The petition challenged the earlier order, terming it as baseless and one that has no grounds. The petition also claimed that he management of the private schools fixed the tuition fees in violation of the RTE Act, flouting all norms of fee regulations.
Moreover, the petitioner argued that private schools did not give details to the court of the amount they had spent in schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the order of the single bench should be quashed.
The schools are closed due to Corona pandemic from mid-March across the country.