Allahabad High Court has directed all schools in Uttar Pradesh to provide a 15 per cent rebate on the total fees charged during the Covid period in 2020-21.

All schools in the state will have to calculate 15 per cent of the total fees charged during the 2020-21 academic year and adjust it in the next session, the court said in its order dated January 6.

Students who have left schools can claim a refund of 15 per cent on the fees paid by them during the session.

Disposing of a PIL, a division bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice JJ Munir granted the schools two months to complete the process.

Advocates Yanendra Pandey and Vaibhav Pandey appeared for Petitioners whereas Senior Advocate Anurag Khanna and Advocate Tej Bhanu Pandey appeared for Respondents.

The petitions, filed during the COVID-19 pandemic, raised the issue regarding the demand for school fees and other charges.

The main grievance raised by the petitioners was that certain facilities were not provided during the pandemic and hence they were not liable to pay for those.

The expenses incurred were not commensurate to the physical classes held in schools. Hence, they are not liable to pay the same school fee as paid during the 2019-20 session, the petitioners argued.

Cause Title- Adarsh Bhushan v. State of UP

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