Parents who send their children to private, unaided schools in the state may now have to contend with hikes in the school fees. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday passed an interim order, which has overridden the state government’s ban on fee hikes.
An association of 16 international schools had moved the high court after the state passed two government resolutions (on May 8 and June 11) banning fee hikes until it received reports from two committees that had been set up to devise a formula for fixing fees.
After the court said the Fee Fixation Committee was not in sight, government pleader Vinay Masurkar said the state would defer enforcing the terms of the two government resolutions for three months.
The court ruled that parents would get refunds if they had been charged over and above the fees fixed by the committee. The final hearing of the case will be a month later.