Punjab gets contempt notice on school fee hike issue

Petitioner sought an order directing the governments to examine feasibility of setting up some permanent regulatory bodies which could check the fee charged by the private schools are justified.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 3, 2016 4:36:28 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued contempt notices to Punjab Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary of School Education department for not setting up permanent regulatory body to check whether the fee charged by the private schools is justified.

The petitioner Balwant Singh Khera, a resident of Hoshiarpur, had submitted that the High Court had passed a judgment on April 9, 2013, directing the Punjab and Haryana governments and Chandigarh administration to examine feasibility of setting up some permanent regulatory bodies/mechanism which would go into the aspects of whether the fee charged by the private schools are justified and necessitated by other circumstances, like increase in expenditure or because of development activities needed and does not result into profiteering.

The body was also to check whether the funds are not diverted elsewhere. Petitioner’s counsel HC Arora submitted that the exercise was to be completed within six months.

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