Supreme Court Vacates Stay On Refund Of 15% Fees Levied By Schools During Covid Period
New Delhi/Lucknow, October 13 (TNA) In big relief to parents who had to shell out fees during the period of Covid pandemic when schools were closed, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday vacated the ban on the 15% refund fee order issued earlier. The Allahaad High Court (HC) had stayed the fee refund order following petitions by some private schools.
This means that private schools in UP will now have to return 15 per cent fees as the apex court has lifted the stay. With the vacation of the state order of the Allahabad High Court in which Allahabad it had stayed the refund of 15% fees, schools will now have to refund 15% of the fees charged during the Corona period to the parents which was taken from students in 2020-21.
On January 16 in a significant decision that will go a long way in solving the financial duress by parents of school going kids in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court (HC) had ordered that 15 percent fees of children levied during the Covid period will be waived off.
Giving this big ruling in favour of the hassled parents the Allahabad High Court had said that in the year 2020-21, 15 percent of the total school fees will be waived off in all schools of the state. The High Court issued instructions regarding schools of all educational boards across the state.
As per the order of the High Court 15% from the fees for session 2020-21 will have to be adjusted in the next session. Students who have since left the schools or passed out from the school will also get the fees back.