Published: 17th July 2020
Madras HC allows private edu institutions to collect 40 percent fees by August 31
The Court has now issued an interim order permitting private educational institutions to collect 40 percent of the annual fees as advance
The Madras High Court has allowed education institutions to collect 40 percent of the fees for the current academic year by August 31. The remaining 35, the court said, the institutions can collected two months later from the date of the first installment.
After the government, parents and educational institutes going back and forth on the issue, the Tamil Nadu government had told Madras High Court that students need to pay only 75 percent of their fees and only in three installments. The Court had earlier this month ruled that self-financing colleges can collect the fees in three installments for the present year.
The first part of the installment, the students have to pay right away, the second part has to be paid after the institution reopens and the next one, three months later. The date to pay the remaining 25 percent of the fees will be decided by a fee regulation panel. However, the court finally ruled that the fees can be collected in two installments.
The Court has now issued an interim order permitting private educational institutions to collect 40 percent of the annual fees as advance for the upcoming academic year and to collect the rest of the 35 percent to be paid after two months. The case has been adjourned to October 5. The order regarding the second installment of the fee is to be discussed on October 5 and it could be revised if the need arises, the court said.
“Certain directions have also been issued to the Fee Fixation Committee. Directions given to the fee committee will not prejudice the rights of institutions that have challenged the jurisdiction of the determination of the fees which are pending before the HC and SC, the Court said.