HC permits Punjab colleges to gather 70% of whole price

By: Categorical Information Service | Chandigarh |

Up to date: Might 23, 2020 6:04:14 am

The faculties within the order handed on Might 15 have been additionally directed to not cut back the wage of the lecturers. Representational picture/ file

THE PUNJAB and Haryana Excessive Court docket on Friday ordered that the colleges in Punjab can cost 70 per cent of the overall faculty price from dad and mom and in addition allowed the colleges to hunt admission price in two installments.

“Retaining in view the current circumstances, interim course is being provided that the admission price which is paid one time by the dad and mom, shall be paid in two equal installments in six months and the 70 per cent of the overall faculty price will probably be charged from the dad and mom of the scholars and 70 per cent wage will probably be paid to the lecturers through the pendency of this writ petition,” the order handed by Justice Ritu Bahri reads.

Unbiased Faculties Affiliation, Chandigarh and managements of various colleges located in Mohali had challenged the Punjab College Training Board order asking the colleges, that are holding on-line courses, to solely cost tuition price and never constructing fees, transportation fees, fees for meals and many others. The faculties within the order handed on Might 15 have been additionally directed to not cut back the wage of the lecturers, and reschedule the final date of deposit of admission price to at least one month after the situation improves.

Advocate Aashish Chopra, showing on behalf of the colleges, argued that each the circumstances are contradictory as on one aspect, the dad and mom are to be given concession of not depositing the complete price however however, the colleges are being ordered to not cut back the wage of lecturers. It was additionally submitted that the personal un-aided colleges deposit funds underneath the top ‘Reserve Fund’ with the authorities – the quantity at current stands at Rs 77 crore, however the authorities has not come to their assist even for sanitisation. It was additionally contended that the admission price of the scholars can’t be stalled because the price is taken one time from the dad and mom when the kid will get admission at school.

The court docket within the order, whereas looking for an in depth reply, requested the state counsel to “get directions as to how the respondents might help the personal colleges with regard to quantity deposited within the ‘Reserved Fund’ for santising the varsity buildings”. The case has been adjourned for subsequent listening to on June 12.

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