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Calcutta HC orders private schools to offer minimum 20 pc reduction in fee

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered 145 private schools to offer a minimum 20 per cent reduction in fees across the board while directing that non-essential charges for use of facilities not availed of will not be permissible. Guardians of students of the 145 schools, mostly in an around the city, had moved petitions seeking a reduction in school fees since only online classes are being held during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Directing that there will be no increase in fees during the financial year 2020-21, the court ordered that from April 2020 till the month following the one in which the schools reopen in the physical mode, all 145 schools will offer a minimum of 20 per cent reduction of fees across the board.

News source ~ India Tv