[School fees amid COVID-19] Madras High Court permits private schools to collect 85% fees for 2021-22; students cannot be dropped for non-payment

The Court added that students cannot be removed or dropped out from schools under any circumstances during the academic year 2021-22 and that it was the responsibility of the Educational Authorities to monitor the same.

The Madras High Court on Friday allowed private unaided schools in the State to collect 85% of the annual school fee payable for the current academic year, i.e. 2021-22, in six instalments from parents who have not suffered a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic period (The Federation of Association of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu v. The Chief Secretary to Government and ors).

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