Plea in SC seeks waiver or maximum relief in school fee for period of Covid-19 lockdown – Times of IndiaJuly 2, 2020
The plea has alleged that personal school administrations have been demanding fee and different expenses with out rendering any companies and the authorities haven’t taken any motion in opposition to the “illegal demands” regardless of protests by mother and father and scholar in varied half of India.
The nationwide lockdown in India had commenced on March 25 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The petition, filed by advocate Reepak Kansal, has claimed that in order to justify assortment of fee some faculties have began on-line courses in the course of the lockdown period “to present an excuse that they were providing education to their students.”
“Some of the educational institutions have introduced online classes which do not fall in the scope of running educational institutions. The parents may be charged for the expenses of the said online classes proportionally from the students who have given prior consent and attended online classes,” the plea has claimed.
It alleged there isn’t a clause in the admission kind that in case of epidemic or nationwide lockdown, the school administration would supply on-line courses and cost identical fee and bills for this.
“There are several side effects and demerits of online classes which is totally different from the concept of schooling. The students have lots of problem to understand through online medium,” it stated.
The plea claimed that authorities have been illegally “forcing” college students and their mother and father to pay school fee with out getting companies from their respective faculties and this violates the basic rights.
The plea stated that because of the pandemic and in absence of ‘drive majeure clause’ in the admission kind, the authorities need to take a choice with regard to waiver or present uniform maximum relief in fee for the period of lockdown.