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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