Supreme Court: Parents will have to pay 100% school fees during pandemic.

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In a statement, the Supreme Court on Monday, stated, Parents will have to pay 100% school fees for the academic session 2020-2021 during the period of COVID-19 pandemic which will be uniform to the fees paid in the earlier academic session 2019-2020.

The Supreme Court gave this interim order, Yesterday while holding a joint hearing on the SLP filed by the Vidya Bhavan Society, the Managing Committee of Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Gandhi Seva Sadan and the Society of Catholic Education Institutions which challenged the Fee-Regulation Act 2016.

Under the orders, parents will have to pay the fee from March 5-2021 onwards, which can be collected in 6 instalments. Also, the court clarified that, Students will not be suffered, in case the respective parent fails to deposit the fees. Also, the students of 10th and 12th will also not be denied to sit in the examination if fees are not deposited.

Earlier, the Rajasthan government had issued an order on October 28 asking Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) to charge 60% to the state board affiliated schools and 70% to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) accredited schools.

Apart from this, the state government has also been asked by the Apex Court to give the understanding amount under Right to Education (RTE) admission within a month.

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