As per the government recommendation on 28 October, CBSE schools were directed to reduce their tuition fees by 30 percent for classes 9-12, while schools who are affiliated to the RBSE have to reduce their tuition fees by 40%. Schools were finally directed by the government to collect not more than 70% of the revised tuition fees.
The Rajasthan High Court has given its decision on the pending school fees collection in Rajasthan. As per the order from the division bench under Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Indrajit Mahanty the reccomendations by the Rajasthan government on 28 October 2020 will stand.
This decision by the Rajasthan High Court has brought cheer to the parents in these times of the pandemic. At the same time, the schools fraternity will need to establish protocols on expenses management to ensure that the reduction in fees does not affect the salary outlay to the teachers and administrative staff.
As per the government recommendation on 28 October, CBSE schools were directed to reduce their tuition fees by 30 percent for classes 9-12, while schools who are affiliated to the RBSE have to reduce their tuition fees by 40%. This was in line with the reduction in syllabus to the same extent by CBSE and RBSE. The schools were finally directed to collect not more than 70% of the tuition fees. Such fees could be charged only by those schools who were conducting online classes. The private schools forum in Rajasthan had appealed against these instructions and the matter was sub-judice. Some private schools, however continued to conduct online classes in line with their pedagogy approach so as not to affect the children.
Earlier, the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday had reserved its order on the issue pertaining to School Fee collection by private schools in Rajasthan. Arguments from all parties had been heard on Wednesday 16 December.
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