SC dismisses plea on annual charges by delhi prvt schools
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Supreme Court, SC has dismissed Delhi Government’s appeal on the levy of annual, developmental charges by Delhi’s Private Schools. SC’s bench led by Justice Khanwilkar, asked the government to raise the issues before the division bench of the High Court.
This petition filed by Delhi government was being heard in SC, challenging the May 31 order of single bench judge of Delhi High court. This bench allowed the private unaided schools in the city to collect annual fees and development charges. These charges range between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per student for the period after the lockdown lifted in the city last year.
After this decision came out, the Delhi government decided to approach the Supreme Court after a two judge division bench refused to stay the order. That bench rather fixed the hearing of the matter for July 12, 2021. As a new development in the case, SC has now dismissed the matter and asked the government to raise all the issues before the division bench of High Court on July 12, 2021.
In the SC hearing, Justice Khanwikar said, “Considering that division bench is hearing the matter on July 12, all contentions remain open and be raised before division bench dismissal of the petition does not reflect upon merits of the case.” The Apex Court even said that the dismissal of the appeal is not an expression of the merits of the case.