Corona Crisis: How much do I have to pay when schools are closed in a lockdown? The Supreme Court gave this verdict

The decision clarifies that in case of non-payment of fees, no student can be barred from joining the class or his / her examination result should be withheld if the situation becomes virtual or normal. 

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on 3rd May Monday directed private schools in Rajasthan operating without 36,000 grants to charge 15% lower annual fees from students for the academic session 2020-21. The decision clarifies that in case of non-payment of fees, no student can be barred from joining the class if the situation is virtual or normal, nor should his / her examination result be withheld. 

High Court

High Court upholds order The Supreme Court upheld the order of the Rajasthan High Court. In which the challenge to the validity of the rule made under the Rajasthan Vidyalaya (Fee Regulation) Act 2016 and the law relating to fixing fees in schools was rejected. 

‘Payment of fees in 6 equal installments’

A panel of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari in their 128-page judgment clarified that the fees for the academic session 2020-21 would be paid by students or parents in six equal installments. The bench said there was no denying that the complete lockdown imposed by the epidemic had created an unprecedented situation. The situation right now that has had a serious impact on the people, the business world and the country as a whole. 

“Schools can give exemptions to students if they want,”

Justice Khanwilkar said in the judgment, adding that a large number of jobs have been lost in such economic crises. The judgment said that the appellant (school) should collect fees from its students for the academic session 2019-20 as per the provisions of the law of the year 2016, but for the academic session 2020-21 the fees should be 15% less considering the facilities not used by the students. . Schools can give more concessions to their students if they want.

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