Prayagraj Allahabad High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a government mandate for non-recovery of monthly fees from private schools. The court said that the statement made by the petitioner is not true and there are not enough facts in the petition. A bench of Justice Sunita Aggarwal and Justice SD Singh heard the petition of Ashok Kumar Pandey.
The petitioner said that all schools were closed during the Corona transition. In a way, the school is holidaying. Therefore, the government should be issued a mandate that private school parents of the state should not be charged monthly fees which include tuition fees and other facilities. During this period the fees should be waived.
The court said that the words of the petitioner were not correct. Most schools continue to run online classes despite the lockdown and subsequent closure of schools. Children are being taught through video and other means. Homework is also being given and homework is being checked. Therefore it is not correct to say that there are holidays in schools. The court said that the petition did not give sufficient facts to be ordered.