Tuition fee only if online classes offered daily: High Court - ECAS Punjab

Tuition fee only if online classes offered daily: High Court

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 1

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled tuition fee would be charged only if students in Punjab were offered online classes on a day-to-day basis during the lockdown period.

No transportation fee, schools told

  • The Bench has asked schools not to charge transportation charges till further orders
  • They have been given 2 weeks to file balance sheets verified by a CA for preceding 7 months

The Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu made it clear the school managements would not charge transportation charges till further orders, since the students were not being transported to and fro due to lockdown.

The school managements were also directed to file balance sheets duly verified by a chartered accountant for preceding seven months from today. For the purpose, the Bench set two-week deadline.

The Bench directed that all teachers and staff members, whether permanent or appointed on contractual, ad hoc or temporary basis, would be entitled to regular salaries they were getting before the imposition of lockdown on March 23.

The order virtually modifies another Division Bench's directions passed some three months ago. The Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and Justice Arun Palli had on July 20 made it clear all parties would adhere to the arrangements set out in the impugned judgment by the Single Bench.

The Chief's Bench had also emphasised all students would remit their school fee in sync with the directions issued by the Single Judge.

The names of students who had either sought or applied for school fee concession or waiver would not be struck off from the roles till their pleas were decided by the school management or by the regulatory body.

from The Tribune

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