Will appeal against court ruling on school fees: Punjab CM

Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The Punjab government will appeal against the High Court ruling allowing private schools to charge fees from students for the lockdown period, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.

Asserting that the health and safety of the children was of paramount importance, the Chief Minister ruled out opening of the schools without getting a clean chit from medical experts.

Asked to comment on the Patiala demonstration by some parents demanding opening of schools, Singh said that he will not compromise on the health of the children at any cost.

“I will not open schools until I receive a medical advice on this,” he added.

On the charging of fees by schools during the lockdown period, the Chief Minister said his government had taken the right decision by restricting private schools from charging any fee when students were not being taught by schools.

“It is unfair to charge fees from parents when schools are closed,” he said, adding that the state would soon file a review petition against the High Court order on this issue.


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