Punjab to move High Court on school fee order

Will urge court to revisit Single Bench directive

Punjab to move High Court on school fee order

Addressing a press conference, Singla said Covid-19 had adversely impacted the occupation and livelihood of people, and the government would urge the Double Bench to reconsider the decision.

Chandigarh, July 1

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla today said the state government will file a letter patent appeal (LPA) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against a Single Bench order allowing private schools to collect fee for the lockdown/curfew period.

Addressing a press conference, Singla said Covid-19 had adversely impacted the occupation and livelihood of people, and the government would urge the Double Bench to reconsider the decision.

“We are filing the LPA in the interest of all parties involved in the case, including parents, teachers, staff, school administrators,” he said.

“The court has not given any observation on whether the education department can take measures as it may deem reasonable in the overall interest of the school education.” The government will seek a clarification on the issue, said Singla. — TNS