High Court: Govt Resolution on Fee Hike won’t apply private unaided schools

High Court: Govt Resolution on Fee Hike won’t apply private unaided schools

The resolution passed by the Maharashtra government will not be applicable on the fees that have already been fixed or declared by the private unaided schools, a division bench of the Bombay High Court has noted on March 01, 2021.

The division bench headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta said the resolution passed by the government on May 8, 2020, can’t be taken as directed for a refund of the fee already collected for the academic year 2020-21.

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This order comes in response to a bunch of petitions filed by the association of private unaided schools and other private educational institutions.

The petition had challenged the resolution passed by the Maharashtra government after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the petition, the fee structure was already fixed by several schools before the issuance of the resolution by the government.

“It is clarified that the protection is only granted in the peculiar circumstances existing on account of the pandemic and therefore only for the academic year 2020-21,” the order said.

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