Allahabad HC Seeks Response From UP Government, Education Boards On Regulation Of School Fees During Covid Pandemic
Prayagraj, June 30 (TNA) In good news for several parents who are unable to pay exorbitant school fees during the pandemic, the Allahabad High Court (HC) on Wednesday sought response from the UP Government, CBSE, ICSE, UP Board and a battery of private schools on a PIL seeking regulation of school fees across all private educational institutions in the State, until resumption of physical classes.
During the hearing, a Division Bench of ACJ Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice Rajendra Kumar enquired from the UP Government as to what steps it has taken to control exorbitant and arbitrary levy of fees by private schools. The State counsel informed the Bench that a circular is in place, directing schools to levy on tuition fees until normalcy is restored.
However, the counsel appearing for Petitioners, Advocate Shashwat Anand claimed that the said order is not being implemented and the son of one of the Petitioners has been expelled from 2nd standard. The Bench has now tagged this matter with a similar PIL titled Adarsh Bhushan v. State of UP (PIL 576/2020).