On Thursday, May 14, the Rajasthan High Court dismissed a petition seeking direction to private schools to waive off fee during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The High Court bench comprising Justice Sabina and Chandra Kumar Songara said that the order issued by the state government on April 9 is sufficient. The order directs school to defer the payment of fee for three months and not to strike off name of any student on the account of non-payment of fee during this period. Advocate Anuroop Singhi represented Society of Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan.
The petitioner Rajeev Bhushan Bansal had submitted that due to the lockdown situation, parents are unable to pay requisite fee to the private school authorities. Hence, the fee required to be paid by the parents be ordered to be waived. However, keeping in view the submissions made by the learned State Counsel including the government order, the Court observed that there is no ground for its interference any further.
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