-Parents are in for a great relief
-The order of 70 % school fee collection was issued by a single judge.
Rajasthan High Court has stayed the order issued by a single judge regarding 70 percent tuition fees to be collected from parents. It is a major relief to lakhs and lakhs of parents as the directive issued has been stayed by Rajasthan HC and no school can collect fees until 9th October 2020. It may be noted that the order was issued by a single judge and the stay has given immense relief to the parents.
On Thursday October 1, Rajasthan High Court's division bench comprising Chief Justice Inderjit Mahanti and Justice Mahendra Goyal also barred the private schools from collecting any kind of fees until 9th October 2020. The plea was filed by advocate Sunil Samdaria. The next hearing is on Monday 5th October.
The state government(also a party in the appeal) said that the decision of a single judge about the collection of 70 percent fees from the parents was baseless and had no grounds. The appellants argued that the 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.
It may be recalled that a single bench of the high court had issued an interim order on September 7 that schools can collect 70 per cent tuition fees in three instalments. It was hearing the petitions submitted by the Society of Catholic Education Institutions in Rajasthan, the Progressive School Association and others.
No school can now collect fees as per Thursday's order as stated by Additional Advocate General Rajesh Maharshi.