SC Responds To A Petition Waiving Private School Fees In Lockdown

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to hear the plea seeking to waive three months fees of unaided private schools during the lockdown and to create a regulatory mechanism. The court said that the situation in the state is different. The court has asked the petitioner to file a petition in the High Court.

Let us tell you that the parents of 8 states together filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding the waiving of the fees of three months (from April 1 to June) of private schools during the lockdown and to regulate the fees till the regular school starts. On Friday, the court refused to hear this petition.

The parents, in their petition, did not demand the children to be removed from school due to non-payment of fees, as was also demanded from the court. Significantly, due to Corona epidemic, nationwide lockdown continues. In such a situation, many parents have been unable to pay the fees due to the closure of employment. However, the Central Government has given some relaxation in the restrictions issued by announcing Unlock 2. But there are still some states where Corona has created a massacre. In view of which, the state government has announced a lockdown.

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