Fee waiver: Allahabad High Court orders waiver of 15% of school fees invested during Corona period.

Allahabad High Court: The Allahabad High Court has asked the parents to waive 15 percent of the school fees paid by their children during the Corona period. In fact, the parents of the children had petitioned that the schools were closed for the year 2020-21 and only online classes were conducted. The children did not get any facilities from the school but had to pay the full fee.

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Highlights

  • The Allahabad High Court ruled that 15% of school fees should be discounted during the Corona period.
  • The court’s order is based on the petition filed by the parents of the children.
  • Parents argued that online classes took place during the Corona period while schools continued to charge full fees.
Prayagraj: In an important decision on Monday, the Allahabad High Court said that 15 percent of the school fees collected from children will be waived during the Corona period. This decision of the court will be a big relief for the parents who are facing financial crisis due to Corona.

The decision was taken by a bench comprising Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice JJ Munir. The order was on the petition of the children’s parents. The petition will be heard on January 6. The parents of the children had argued that the lockdown was imposed in the year 2020-21 due to Corona. Schools were closed during this time and children only had online education. As the children did not go to school, they did not even get the facilities provided in the school. But even after this the schools were charging the full fee every month.

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