High Court of Madras has allowed unaided private educational institutions to collect 35% bof tution fee
The Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed unaided private educational institutions to collect 35% of the tuition fee estimated for the academic year 2019-2020, in addition to the 40% earlier allowed to be collected amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Court has ordered that unaided private institutions are permitted to collect the of 35% of the tuition fees for the academic year 2019-2020 (in addition to the 40% earlier directed to be paid up by September 30).
This fee (35%) shall be paid by the students by February 28, 2021.It is left open to the institutions to collect this 35% fees in installments by issuing an appropriate circular.Any student who has not paid the initial 40% fees and/or the arrears of fees payable for the academic year 2019-2020, shall pay these fees also apart from the balance of 35% of the fees.
Justice N Anand Venkatesh passed the order while taking note that the State’s proposal to start physical classes for 9th and 12th standard school students was stalled due to concerns raised by parents.
“This Court has to take judicial notice of this fact and in all probabilities, re-opening schools and commencing physical classes may not take place till the end of this year”, the Judge noted.
In the earlier order, the Judge had directed that the 35% fee would be collected “within a period of two months from the date on which the institution is reopened and physical classes commences.