Monday, June 17, 2024

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking directions to UP government against fee hike by private schools

The Supreme Court on Friday has dismissed the petition seeking directions to the State of Uttar Pradesh to discharge its constitutional obligation by providing a rebate in the fees charged by the Un-aided Pvt. School across the State of Uttar Pradesh and more particularly in the district of Gautam Budh Nagar, UP.

A three-judge bench headed by Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah heard the matter through video-conferencing. 

Justice Bhushan said “Your prayer is very vague. We cannot pass orders on such a case.”

Justice Shah said- it depends on the decision of the government and school to school. 

Petitioner submitted that Something must be done on the aspect of continuous education of children since the exams are posted in February.

The bench said he may make a representation or approach the high court for interim relief.

The bench Dismissed the petition with the liberty to approach the HC.

The petition was filed by Animesh Khanna. He had submitted that the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi amongst others have provided reduction in fees of varying proportion in their respective States and Union Territory to achieve the balance in the society where children and parents are not buckled under pressure from an un-aided private Schools in their pursuant of illegal profiteering during the unprecedented health crises due to the COVID-19/Pandemic.

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