School Fees amid COVID-19: Madras HC allows Private Unaided Educational Institutions to collect 40% Tuition Fee by August 31 [Read Order]

The Court was dealing with pleas filed by unaided private educational institutions against a GO contended to have "virtually" halted institutions from collecting fees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
School Fees amid COVID-19: Madras HC allows Private Unaided Educational Institutions to collect 40% Tuition Fee by August 31 [Read Order]
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court

The Madras High Court today allowed private educational institutions to collect 40% of tutition fees from students by August 31 as an advance fee, clarifying that this fee is to be calculated based on the tuition fee collected in the previous academic year i.e. 2019-2020 (Arockia Madha Matriculation HSS and ors v. The Chief Secy and anr).

The interim order was passed on a batch of petitions filed by unaided-private educational institutions against a State Government Order passed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. The GO was challenged for having virtually halted the collection of fees for the 2020-’21 academic session.

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