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Boarding schools move Gujarat HC against govt’s tuition fee diktat

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Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Two boarding schools from the state have challenged the government’s resolution regarding tuition fees to be charged from students.

The board has moved the Gujarat high court stating that their activities are different from that of regular schools.

A petition filed by the boarding schools stated that they provide a swimming pool, horse riding, and several other activities to the students. These activities are different from that of regular schools and due to the government’s resolution, they have suffered a loss of Rs1 crore within 6 months.

What the schools argued

The schools argued that the said boarding school has 41 teaching staff members and 51 non-teaching staff members and they have not fired anyone in the time of the pandemic. 

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The school said it has more than 100 buses and several students continue to live on the school premises. The government’s tuition fee resolution, the petition said, didn’t consider the types of school in it.

Gujarat High Court had issued notice to the state, making it returnable on December 9. In another matter, the state clarified before the Gujarat high court that due to the corona pandemic ration card holders will get ration online, offline, and OTP mode. 

Ration Cardholders can get ration from Public Distribution Shops(PDS) by showing ration cards and necessary documents at the PDS shop.

 

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