SC orders private schools to restore fee of Jan 2017


Staff Reporter


A three-judge Supreme Court bench on Friday struck down any increase in private schools’ fee since 2017 in its verdict on appeals pertaining to exorbitant hikes by private institutions.
In a 65-page verdict, the court said that private schools had “excessively increased fee since 2017 in violation of the law” and that the charges should be restored to what they were in January 2017 and the additional amount be “struck down”. “It will be deemed that there was no increase in fee since 2017 and fees were frozen at the rates prevailing in January 2017,” the ruling read.
The verdict said that any increase in school fees must be in accordance with the laws and that any recalculation be made “using the fee prevailing in 2017 as the base fee”.