Prayagraj. Allahabad High Court has given a big decision on the petitions filed by all the parents regarding the school fees charged during the Corona period. The High Court has ordered that 15 percent of the total fees charged in all schools of the state in the year 2020-21 will be waived. The verdict was delivered by Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice J J Munir.
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In the court, the petitioner parents had argued that no service was provided in private schools except online tuition in the year 2020-21. Thus, private schools charging even a single rupee more than tuition fees is nothing but profiteering and commercialisation of education.
The petitioners also cited the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of India, Jodhpur vs. State of Rajasthan, in support of their arguments, which held that private schools demanding fees without providing any service is profiteering and commercialisation of education.
According to the High Court order, all schools will have to adjust in the next session by adding 15 percent of the total fees charged in the year 2020-21. Also, children who have dropped out of school will have to refund 15 per cent of the value charged in the year 2020-21. The High Court has given 2 months time to all the schools to carry out this entire process. All the petitions were heard on January 6 and the verdict has come today on January 16.