HC AL­LOWS PRI­VATE SCHOOLS IN HP TO CHARGE TU­ITION FEE

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htregion -

SHIMLA : The Hi­machal Pradesh high court on Mon­day al­lowed pri­vate schools in the state to charge monthly tu­ition fees and au­tho­rised them to en­force col­lec­tion of the same.

The HC also per­mit­ted the pri­vate schools to re­alise the pend­ing fee with­out charg­ing any fine or late fees af­ter giv­ing two months no­tice.

A divi­sion bench com­pris­ing jus­tices Tar­lok Singh Chauhan and Jy­ot­sna Re­wal Dua passed th­ese or­ders on a pe­ti­tion by In­de­pen­dent Schools As­so­ci­a­tion, a body of pri­vate schools.

The court also di­rected the state gov­ern­ment to re­visit the no­ti­fi­ca­tion and re-ex­am­ine all the con­di­tions im­posed by it upon pri­vate schools by way of a no­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued on June 27 in the wake of Covid-19 out­break and sub­se­quent lock­down.

The bench said a fresh de­ci­sion in ac­cor­dance with the law and sub­ject to di­rec­tions is­sued by the court be taken within four weeks.

The HC said a gen­uine rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a par­ent re­gard­ing in­abil­ity to pay the tu­ition fee due to fi­nan­cial is­sues shall be ex­am­ined by the school within a week of its sub­mis­sion.the next hear­ing is on Oc­to­ber 5.

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