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Schools to collect 70% of tuition fee: Rajasthan high court

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December 19, 2020, 6:30 am

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court on Friday gave green signal to the state government’s recommendation that allowed private schools to collect 70% of the tuition fee. The schools that organized online classes for their students will be allowed to collect the fee.

The bench of Rajasthan high court chief justice Indrajit Mahanty issued these orders on petitions filed by the government and other parties. There were more than a dozen parties in the matter, causing the hearing to drag for almost two months. The court had reserved its judgment on December 16 after hearing arguments from all the parties.

On directions of the Rajasthan high court, the government had set up a committee to determine the fee that the schools could collect from their students for organizing online classes during the COVID-19 epidemic. The committee in its recommendations allowed the schools to collect only 70% of the fee. While the parents associations protested this recommendation, the schools wanted to collect the full fee amount. However, the private schools agreed to follow the state government’s recommendation.

A parents’ association ended its agitation going on at Shaheed Smarak near Government Hostel after the Rajasthan high court decision came out. The protestors had been staging sit-in for the past 19 days.   

First published: December 19, 2020