Punjab govt to challenge HC order allowing private schools to collect fee for lockdown period

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked state officials to file a Letter Patent Appeal (LPA) before the Punjab and Haryana High Court within this week

Press Trust of India July 08, 2020 19:58:12 IST
Punjab govt to challenge HC order allowing private schools to collect fee for lockdown period

Chandigarh: The Punjab government will file a plea in the Punjab and Haryana High Court this week against the order of a single judge allowing private schools to collect tuition fee even for the lockdown period.

The issue came up for discussion informally during Wednesday's cabinet meeting, after which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked that a Letter Patent Appeal (LPA) should be filed before the high court within this week, Advocate General Atul Nanda said.

The LPA is an appeal by a petitioner against a decision of a single judge to another bench of the same court.

The high court had on June 30 ruled that all private schools were entitled to collect tuition fee whether or not they offered classes online during the lockdown period.

The court of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur had also allowed schools to collect the admission fee.

The state government has decided to move the court for hearing by a division bench in the interest of all the concerned parties, including parents and teachers, an official release issued here said.

The chief minister has already made it clear that he was not in favour of schools charging fee from parents if no classes — offline or online — were held during the lockdown period.

Early this month, state education minister Vijay Inder Singla had said the government would challenge the order of the high court before the double bench.

Updated Date:

also read

Jharkhand extends lockdown till 16 June, but eases curbs: What's allowed and what's not
India

Jharkhand extends lockdown till 16 June, but eases curbs: What's allowed and what's not

In East Singhbhum, which has been reporting the highest number of daily cases in the state, all shops except for clothes, shoes and cosmetics will be allowed to open from 6 am to 4 pm

Nagaland extends COVID-19 lockdown till 30 June; fourth extension since 14 May
India

Nagaland extends COVID-19 lockdown till 30 June; fourth extension since 14 May

A government spokesperson acknowledged the inconvenience faced by people but said that the lockdown will continue

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases
Health

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases

Coronavirus Live News Updates: Reddy highlighted during the ''Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series'' by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) that the DRDO was prepared to provide all kinds of support including more "flying hospitals" when the need arises in the fight against coronavirus, a DST statement said