SC Decision To Pay 100% School Fees For Lockdown Period Shocks Parents

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Published by Ricky Tandon on 10 Feb 2021

In major displeasure for moms and dads, the Supreme Court has currently made the declaration that the parents will have to make full payment of the school fees for the lockdown period. This will be equivalent to the dues that the parents had paid during the academic session 2019-2020.

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As per the verdict announced by the Supreme Court, the parents will have to pay 100% of the school dues during the lockdown period. The parents will have to make the payment of the dues from March 5, 2021, and it can be taken in the form of 6 parts.

The Supreme Court has also elucidated that even if there is non-payment of the said dues, no school will be permitted to omit child’s name from the educational institution. Moreover, the court has stated that pupils of class 10th and 12th will not be denied to sit in their papers if their fees have not been deposited thus far.

The SC was holding a combined inquiry on the SLP lodged by the Vidya Bhavan Society, the Managing Committee of Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Gandhi Seva Sadan and the Society of Catholic Education Institutions that defied the Fee-Regulation Act 2016.

The court stated, “If parents are having any difficulty in remitting the fees as per the interim order, they can talk over the issue with the concerned school. The administration of the educational institution would consider such representation on a case-to-case basis kindly.”

No pupil can be disqualified from becoming a part of the web classes or offline ones exclusively because of the non-payment of school fees, arrears/unsettled dues comprising the installments. Furthermore, the outcome of any papers should not be withdrawn for any case because of non-payment of fees.

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