SC responds to plea waiving private school fees in lockdown


SC responds to plea waiving private school fees in lockdown

The petition sought to waive off the three-month fee of private schools (April 1 to June) during the lockdown and to regulate fees till regular school starts.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition seeking to waive school fees and create a regulatory mechanism for unaided private schools during the lockdown. The court said the state’s position is different. The court has asked the petitioner to file a petition in the High Court.

Parents from 8 states had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a waiver of fees for three months (April 1 to June) of private schools during the lockdown and regulating fees till regular schools started. On Friday, the court refused to hear the plea.

The parents had also demanded that the children should not be removed from school due to non-paying of fees in their petition. Significantly, the corona epidemic continues to be a nationwide crackdown.

Many parents have been unable to pay fees due to the closure of employment. However, the central government has given some relaxation in the restrictions issued by announcing Unlock 2. But there are still some states where corona has created a dance. In view of which the state government has announced a back lockdown.