HC ALLOWS PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN HP TO CHARGE TUITION FEE
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.