New Delhi: Announcing a major decision, the Rajasthan High Court on Monday asked schools in the state to charge only 70% of the total fees during the time of coronavirus19. While hearing a plea, the state court ruled that the parents need to pay the school fees in three instalments till January 31. Also Read - School Reopening News: List of States Where Normal Classes Will Resume From Sept 21
The decision was announced by single-judge bench by Justice SP Sharma of Rajasthan High Court. The development comes after private schools challenged the Rajasthan government’s decision asking schools to defer fees during this time of coronavirus. The order from the state high court comes on three pleas which were filed by around 200 schools. Also Read - School Reopening News: Haryana Plans to Start Classes For Students of Class 10 to 12 on Trial Basis
While issuing guidelines for Unlock 4, the central government has said that the schools across the country will remain closed till month-end. Also Read - School Reopening News: Students of Class 9-12 in Delhi Can Visit Schools Voluntarily From Sept 21
Rajasthan, on the other hand, on Sunday reported 1,593 COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s infection tally to 90,956. The state also reported 15 fatalities from the coronavirus and the death toll now stands at 1,137.
Three deaths each were reported from Bikaner and Jodhpur, two each from Jaipur and Jhalawar, and one each from Ajmer, Alwar, Kota, Dausa and Chittorgarh.
Jodhpur reported 254 fresh cases, Kota (195), Ajmer (108), Alwar (104), Bikaner (94), Jhalawar (70), Pali (45), Baran (38), Bundi (37), Chittorgarh (36), Bhilwara (36), Nagaur (35), Banswara (22), Bharatpur (21), Barmer (19), Rajsamand (27), Dholpur (25), Udaipur (18), Sirohi (17), Jhunjhunu (15), Churu (14), Ganganagar (14) and Sawai Madhopur (12).