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Gujarat HC Agrees to Regulate School Fees

Staff reporter, New Delhi
28/12/2017   0 Comments

The Gujarat High Court (HC) upheld a law introduced by the BJP Government prescribing a ceiling for primary, secondary and higher secondary schools at Rs. 15,000, Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 27,000 respectively, calling it "constitutional and legally valid".
According to Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice Vipul M Pancholi, the rules framed under the Act were "reasonable restrictions, within the meaning of the Article 19(6) of the Constitution". As a precaution, the bench permitted schools to file representation to the Fee Regulatory Committees within a period of six weeks if they felt the need to modify the exemption limit. The court ordered, "If such representations are filed, the competent authority should consider such representations and pass appropriate orders within a period of six weeks thereafter. If the competent authority comes to the conclusion that exemption limit is required to be revised, it shall take necessary steps to issue necessary notification.. and the same would be effective from the academic year 2018-2019".


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