Hyderabad: The AP government faced a setback on Monday when the State High Court revoked two orders. The court set aside GO 53 and 54 issued by the Jagan Mohan Lady government and amended school and college tuition.
A public interest proceeding (PIL) has been filed in the High Court against fixed fees for private schools and junior colleges.
During a PIL trial filed by the owners of a private school in the East Godabari district, the High Court acknowledged that the government must seek suggestions from the school owners in order to issue a new GO.
On August 24, the AP government announced the aforementioned GO. The petitioner alleged that the government arbitrarily fixed the tariff without considering the problems facing private schools and junior colleges.
According to the petitioner’s lawyer, the government must have taken into account issues related to infrastructure and basic equipment.
The petitioner’s lawyer said the current GO does not guarantee an improvement in the standards of private institutions, so he requested the court to order the government to revise the fees in consultation with the parents of the students.
The AP High Court has heard this case several times in past sessions before setting aside both of these GOs in today’s trial.
https://www.siasat.com/hc-sets-aside-ap-govt-directives-to-increase-school-college-fee-2249113/ HC reserves AP government directives to raise school and college tuition