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 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 before the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the private schools in National Capital Territory of Delhi, not to charge fees of any nature in wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic in the interest of justice.
On the earlier hearing in the matter, Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submitted the grievance that the affidavit is of utmost importance, because whatever the CBI has alleged, has to be rebutted by the accused persons.