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Delhi HC to hear plea seeking private school fee waiver

August 3, 2020

The Delhi High Court will hear a public interest litigation (PIL) on school fees waiver on August 4. The plea has sought the high court’s directions to Delhi government for taking a step to waive off the private school tuition fee. Although schools in Delhi are closed since the first lockdown in March, some schools are providing online classes.

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According to reports, the PIL was filed by Naresh Kumar, who requested the HC for an interpretation of Force Majeure clauses under the current pandemic situation. The PIL seeks directions to the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT Delhi to take steps regarding school fees waiver. It also pointed out that private school administrations are demanding school fee and other charges without rendering any services. The plea added that school admission forms do not have any clause about charging of tuition fees for online classes.

The plea claimed that students were facing “several side effects” of the online classes which also have “medical and psychological implications.” The PIL further stated that the schools were duty-bound to follow and abide by the terms and conditions mentioned in school prospectus, which do not have any Force Majeure clause.

Source: The Financial Express

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