Rajasthan High Court today has dismissed the PIL seeking direction to private schools to waive off school fees for parents who are unable to afford to pay during the ongoing lockdown ensued by COVID-19 outbreak.
The court has said that the order dated 09.04.2020 by the State Government is sufficient to combat the cirsis by which it has directed to defer the payment of fee for 3 months and not to struck off any student’s name from register on account of non payment of fee during this period.
Petitioner Rajeev Bhushan Bansal had previously filed the petition under Article 226 of the constitution and through video conferencing. The Petitioners stated that at the core of an effective Government lies the Right to Life and personal Liberty and Right to Education, as enshrined under Article 21 and Article 21-A respectively for students both in private and government schools, of the Constitution of India.
Advocate Anuroop Singhi represented Society for Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan. The bench comprised of Justice Sabina and Chandra Kumar Songara.
Copy of the order of High Court and State Government is also being sent.