High Court allows resumption of Online classes of 4th class girl student in Doon Public School Panchkula, which had been disrupted on account of non-payment of fee
The Voice of Chandigarh News:
High Court came to the rescue of a Girl child – Lunasha Sadhu, aged about 09 years, and directed the Doon Public School, Panchkula, to immediately restore her online classes and exams, which according to her counsel, had arbitrarily and illegally been discontinued by the School wef 10-11-2021, thereby infringing her Legal and Fundamental Right to Education and obstructing her studies thereby.
The counsel argued that the principle reason for discontinuing Petitioner’s classes was that the Petitioner’s parents had allegedly not paid component of, “OTHER CHARGES”, even though full tuition fee etc. stands paid on monthly basis to the school. The levy of these other charges was as such illegal once the tuition fee as demanded had been paid. Moreover, when the Petitioner’s parents raised a bonafide inquiry about details thereof; firstly they were not informed for many weeks together about details and basis of such charges and thereafter the School disconnected her online classes.
Even when the parents paid the requisite amount under protest on 24-12-2021, still the Online classes and tests of the Petitioner were not restored in an arbitrary and illegal manner. It was argued by counsel for the Petitioner Amar Vivek Aggarwal and Neha Nathi, advocates for the Petitioner, that the Petitioner had made numerous complaints to the State authorities and administration, who were soft-paddling the issue. Under the Right to Education Act, 2009, the school could not deny regular studies to the Student. After hearing the counsel for the Petitioner, the Hon’ble High Court directed the restoration of her classes, while issuing a notice of motion to the School.