Chandigarh, October 1, 2020: A double bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising of Justice Rajiv Sharna and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu has upheld the order passed by a single bench court judge on June 30 on the school fee issue.
The court said it was a case where the principle of quid pro quo would be applicable.
The court ordered that tuition fee can be charged only if the students are being imparted education on regular basis by offering on-line classes during the lock-down period in order to balance equities.
The court gave directions that tuition fee would be charged only if the students are offered on-line classes on day to day basis during lock-down period.
It also directed that all the teachers and staff members, whether permanent or appointed on contractual basis/ad-hoc basis/temporary shall be entitled to their regular salaries, which they were getting before imposition of lock-down on March 23.
“Since the students are not being transported to and fro due to lock-down, the school managements shall not charge any transportation charges till further orders,” the court order said.
The court also directed school managements to file balance sheets for preceding seven months from today, duly verified by a chartered accountant within two weeks from today.