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Supreme Court Declines Stay On Calcutta High Court’s decision

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the direction passed by the Calcutta High Court whereby the private schools were asked to reduce their fees by a minimum of 20 per cent. The Calcutta High Court had also instructed not to hike fee for the financial year 2020-21. The Apex court also left untouched the High Court direction that schools should not charge for non-essential services such as laboratory, craft, sporting facilities or extracurricular activities which the students are not availing.

The Supreme Court also stayed the operation of the directions numbers 8-16 contained in paragraph 61 of the High Court judgement delivered on October 13. The High Court had also directed that only a maximum of 5 per cent excess of revenue over expenditure will be permissable for schools for the present financial year. In this direction the HC ordered for the constitution of a committee to audit the accounts of the school. It also directed the schools to consider applications of parents for further reduction or waiver of fees based on audited financial statements.

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