Allahabad HC Directs Schools to Provide 15% Rebate on Fees Charged During 2020-21 Session

Last Update: January 17, 2023, 09:51 AM IST

Students who have dropped out of school can claim a refund of 15 per cent on the fees paid by them during the session, the HC said (Representational Image)

Students who have dropped out of school can claim a refund of 15 per cent on the fees paid by them during the session, the HC said (Representational image)

The Allahabad High Court has directed all the schools in Uttar Pradesh to give 15 percent exemption in the total fees charged during the Kovid period in 2020-21.

The Allahabad High Court has directed all the schools in Uttar Pradesh to give 15% rebate in the total fees charged during the Kovid period in 2020-21. The court, in its January 6 order, said all schools in the state will have to calculate 15 per cent of the total fees charged during the 2020-21 academic year and adjust it in the next session.

Students who have left the school can claim a refund of 15 per cent on the fees paid by them during the session.

Disposing of a PIL, a division bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice JJ Munir gave the schools two months to complete the process.

The issue of demand for school fees and other charges was raised in the petitions filed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main grievance raised by the petitioners was that certain facilities were not provided during the pandemic and hence they were not liable to pay for them.

The expenses incurred were not commensurate with the physical classes held in the schools. Therefore, they are not liable to pay the same school fee as paid during the session 2019-20, argued the petitioners.

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