8/31/2017

ORDER ON PLEAS AGAINST SCHOOL FEE REGULATION ACT: GUJARAT HIGH COURT RESERVES

ORDER ON PLEAS AGAINST SCHOOL FEE REGULATION ACT: GUJARAT HIGH COURT RESERVES

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a bunch of petitions filed by over 2,000 self-financed schools challenging the state government's move
to regulate fees through an Act passed in March.

A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi reserved the order in the case after the private schools, including those affiliated to the state education board, Central Board of School Education (CBSE), and international boards submitted their arguments in writing as directed by the court.

The private schools had challenged the Gujarat Self Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, passed in March this year, arguing that it is unconstitutional because self-financed schools get no aid from the state and hence the government has no jurisdiction over such schools.


Schools which had challenged the Act were exempted from approaching the Fee Regulatory Committee (FRC) by the order of the high court.

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