Tribune press service
Chandigarh, January 7
The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has ordered a school in Panchkula to resume online classes for a class IV student, whose studies were reportedly interrupted due to non-payment of part of the fees. Rescuing the young girl, Judge Sudhir Mittal also issued a notice of motion to Haryana State, the school and other respondents.
Appearing before the bench, lawyer Amar Vivek Aggarwal claimed that the applicant was not allowed to attend the online courses and take the exam because a certain portion of the fees had not been paid. The installation of the online courses has not been resumed, although the “component” has been paid with reservations. He added that the official respondents had taken no action despite repeated representations.
Giving details, Aggarwal added that classes have been arbitrarily and unlawfully interrupted by the school as of November 10, 2021. The student’s legal and basic right to education has been violated in the process and in the studies. hampered. the the lawyer argued that the collection of “other fees” was illegal once the tuition fees, as demanded, had been paid. When the applicant’s parents asked for details, they were not informed for several weeks. The school subsequently disconnected its online lessons. He added that the school, under the Right to Education Act 2009, could not deny the student regular studies.