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?No refund to B Ed students now?

THE STATE Government today said there was no question at present of refund of Rs 10,000 to B Ed students collected in excess by the colleges following an interim order of the High Court since the final order in the matter was still awaited.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST

THE STATE Government today said there was no question at present of refund of Rs 10,000 to B Ed students collected in excess by the colleges following an interim order of the High Court since the final order in the matter was still awaited.

Replying to a call attention motion moved by Saroj Bachchan Nayak of Janta Dal (U), Minister of State for Higher Education Tukojirao Pawar said only after the High Court’s final order on a petition filed by Owners’ Association of B Ed Colleges was received the question of refund would arise.

Nayak had contended that though a final order in the matter has been received and the fee of Rs 15,000 fixed by the State Government has been upheld by the court, colleges were not refunding the excess amount of Rs 10,000.

In its interim order, the court had allowed the colleges to charge a fee of Rs 25,000, which should be kept in a joint account of the college and the student and adjusted in keeping with the final order of the court.

The Minister clarified that the final judgement Nayak was referring to pertains to a different petition filed in the Gwalior bench of M P High Court and not the one filed in Jabalpur bench.

He further said the petition at Gwalior bench related to question whether persons, who were not domicile of Madhya Pradesh, were eligible to appear in B Ed examination from the State.

Petition at Jabalpur was filed to decide appropriate fee for the course. The Minister said the State Government would now go to the Jabalpur bench with the order of Gwalior bench.

First Published: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST