CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court, here on Tuesday, said schools were entitled to charge tuition fees despite offering only online classes amid the lockdown, but should recover only genuine expenditure incurred by them.
Restraining schools from increasing fees, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur said those who couldn't pay the fee might file an application along with necessary proof about their financial status to get concession.
''After looking into it sympathetically, schools would give concession or exempt the entire fee as the case may be,'' she observed while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by the Independent Schools' Association Chandigarh and others.
She also asked schools to continue to make an endeavour to impart online or distance learning to prevent education from being impacted due to "present or future lockdown".
''The management of each school shall work out their actual expenditure incurred under the annual charges for the period the school remained closed and recover only such genuine expenditure incurred by them,'' Justice Kaur said. (IANS)