The Supreme Court on Monday directed private unaided schools – specifically in Rajasthan – to charge 85% of the annual school fees of 2019-20 for the 2020-21 academic year. This reduction of 15% is in lieu of unutilised facilities by students as fixed under Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2016.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Delhi High Court which directed private unaided schools in the national capital to provide free gadgets and internet connections to poor students for online classes and claim reimbursement from the state government.
After hearing the arguments of private schools and parents, the Rajasthan High Court said there was no need for interference by the court in the policy decision of the state government as it has tried.
Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled that private schools in the states can take tuition fee from students only if they have offered daily online classes during the lockdown period. The court also directed the school managements to file within two weeks the balance sheets for the preceding seven months
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain plea by Six private schools who had moved against the Calcutta HC order which had restrained them from taking any "coercive action" against students who have not yet remitted their fees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court, challenging the salary deductions being faced by teachers and other staff members of some private schools in the NCT of Delhi amid the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.