Amidst the coronavirus epidemic, most people face financial troubles. Meanwhile, the Calcutta Supreme Court has given relief to students studying privately in schools. The court ordered 145 private schools in Kolkata to supply a minimum of a 20 percent fee reduction. the choice was given by a bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya.
No Fee Hike in FY 2020-21
The supreme court also said that non-essential fees wouldn’t be allowed to be used at the facilities. The court ordered that there be no fee hikes in FY 2020-21 which from April 2020 until 145 schools reopen within the traditional route, and all 145 schools would offer a minimum of a 20 percent reduction in fees.
Petition Requesting a Discount on Class Fees
Let us explain that the parents of children studying in 145 private schools in Kolkata had filed a petition requesting a discount in class fees. They said that classes are only being run online and schools are charging other fees besides tuition fees.
Hearing on 7th December
The court said in its order that it’ll hear the petition again on December 7, 2020. Before this, the court will monitor the progress made in compliance with the instructions. Additionally, the Calcutta Supreme Court has asked the 3-member committee to investigate complaints associated with school fees.
Ban on Fee Collections in Rajasthan
On the other hand, within the school fees case today, the Rajasthan Supreme Court has asked the govt to present an affidavit showing what proportion of the fees of personal schools within the Corona period should be. At an equivalent time, after the varsity opens, what proportion fee is often set for the remaining session. On Wednesday, the division bench of CJ Inderjit Mahanti gave these instructions while hearing the appeal of the government and advocate Sunil Samadaria. At an equivalent time, the ban on the gathering of fees will continue until a subsequent hearing. The court will next hear the case on 20 October.