Gujarat HC quashes circular barring school fee collection amid COVID-19; State to pass new circular after meeting schools' association

"The Government should make all possible endeavour to strike a balance so as to protect the interest of the parents as well as the management of the private unaided schools", the Court said.
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court on Friday set aside a State Government Resolution barring the collection of tuition fees from school students while schools remain physically shut amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Nareshbhai Kanubhai Shah v. State of Gujarat).

However, the Court has added that the State Government should meet with representatives of unaided private schools to chalk out a solution that is amenable to both the interests of the school management as well as the parents and students.

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