Telangana HC Asks Government To Submit A Report Against Schools Charging Extra Fees

On the 31st of March, the Telangana High Court (HC) reviewed a petition filed against schools disobeying Government Order (GO-46.) The order was issued for all private schools on the 22nd of April 2020.

The petition was submitted by the Hyderabad School Parents Association.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) released GO 46, instructing schools to collect only tuition fees. However, many schools in the State are violating the order and demanded deposit fees and other additional fees.

Responding to the petition, the bench of Telangana HC comprising of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijayasen Reddy asked the State Government to submit a report. The Court directed the K. Chandrashekar Rao led TRS Government to submit a report to the bench as to what action it has taken against the schools that are violating the GO 46.

The Court said, “How many schools were issued notices for the disobedience of the court order.”

In addition, the bench also directed that the online classes and exams should be extended.

During the hearing, the State Government counsel Sanjiv Kumar said that though the Government has issued the order instructing the schools to collect only the tuition fees, some schools are still collecting deposit fees as well.

He said, the Government issued notices and special teams have been formed which would submit a report to the Government regarding the same. After reviewing the same, the Telangana Government would take strict action against the school adminisrators.

The next hearing regarding the matter has been scheduled for the 23rd of April.

Stay tuned for further updates


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