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Supreme Court warns parents of action if they pay excess school fees

January 17 , 2019

The Supreme Court issued on Thursday its written order in the school fees case in which it said that over 5,000 private schools in the country will have to reduce their fees by 20%. It also cautioned parents of action against them if they pay the excess fees.

Schools sending letters to parents in this regard will be issued notices.

The court said that schools charging less than Rs5,000 a month are not subject to this order.

It has also stopped schools from cutting the salaries of teachers. The impact of this order will not fall on students’ scholarships or facilities provided to them, ordered the Supreme Court.

Related: All private schools have to reduce their fees by 20%: chief justice

The FIA has also been ordered to return the records of the schools that it took into custody after making copies.

Schools that send letters humiliating letters to parents will be issued contempt of court notices, warned the court. It observed that several schools had written letters to parents against the court order that had humiliated them.

The court has ordered the parents to pay the reduced fees and pay them on time. It also warned them of action if they paid the excess fees.

 

19 Comments

  1. Mirza Danish Beg   January 17, 2019 2:53 pm/ Reply

    Although I am glad that the supreme court is taking action against private schools, I am amazed that the Supreme Court does not care about the fate of the thousands of government schools, most of whom are completely out of action.

    They get budgets and everything, but they are good for nothing. If these government schools are brought online, they will create an automatic competition to the private schools.

    Government bodies should sharpen and correct their focus on their own functions and bodies rather than private businesses.

    And I’m just a parent who has paid millions in fees to schools.

  2. Ghazala siddiqui   January 17, 2019 10:43 pm/ Reply

    Its good to reduse 20pc but it is like this that primary school feesshould not be more than5000 and secondary shouldn’t take more than10000.and 20pc seats should be reserved for non affording student that is their study should be free .

  3. Ahmad Masood   January 18, 2019 9:38 am/ Reply

    I am glad that the supreme court is taking action against private schools, let see when it will compliance in schools. becoz most of the school still not receive such notice from School Education Department. and if parents provide a copy issued by School Education Department they refuse to accept.

  4. Waseem Ahmed   January 18, 2019 12:47 pm/ Reply

    I wonder whether the 20% fee cut is on total fee being charged by a particular school per child or reduction is on the amount over and above of Rs. 5000/-?

  5. Asif   January 18, 2019 5:27 pm/ Reply

    Where is the written order of SC?
    if anybody have the written decesion, please share …………

  6. Asif Baig   January 18, 2019 11:12 pm/ Reply

    Kindly share the official decision.

  7. Haroon   January 21, 2019 9:54 pm/ Reply

    The schools whose fees is 5200 or 5500 have to reduce 20% so that make 4600 but school shoe are charging 5000 they don’t have to reduce3

  8. Azeem Qureshi   February 18, 2019 9:59 am/ Reply

    Well same is my concern as I got a fee challan from school and they gave discount on fee OVER Rs. 5000.

  9. saleem   February 22, 2019 4:16 pm/ Reply

    yes received fee challan with 20% reduction in fee but over and above 5000 i dont know according to order it was on full and over and above 5000. moreover summer vacation fee, one month is paid back to me instead of half. plz tell me know whats the court order exactly about monthly fee and summer vacation fee

  10. Lubna T. Javeed   March 5, 2019 9:35 am/ Reply

    Schools are still sending the voucher over 12000 Rupees. Adding 3800 to the tuition fee. They are not listening to Supreme Court. Please guide us. They say Supreme Court only tell us to reduce 20% of tuition fee. They add the rest of amount in miscellaneous. Imperial International is one of them. Please kindly help us.

  11. usman   March 7, 2019 12:32 pm/ Reply

    Today i have paid fees of my daughter and they have reduced fees by 20% on above 5000 .Please can anybody confirm what is the actual order 20% on full fees or 20% on above 5000 ?

  12. Khan   March 14, 2019 10:52 pm/ Reply

    Plz share the softcopy/link of supreme court order. Anybody plx

  13. Atiq   April 4, 2019 3:22 pm/ Reply

    LGS SCHOOL LESS THE FEE ABOVE OF 5000 and summer vacation fee is half
    Exp 38235 for 3 month he less 15000 for 5000 per month =23235/2=11617 is less
    And monthly fee 38235 less 15000 = 23235 less 20% 4647=18588 charged
    It’s ok any person know th sc order

  14. Secret   April 15, 2019 10:03 pm/ Reply

    My son is student of Arts & Science Academy school at clifton block 1 school has adjusted 50 percent summer fees 2018 but again they send fees voucher for remaining one month of summer now what should i do?

  15. Khursheed Anwar-03323377633   April 20, 2019 12:39 pm/ Reply

    My children is studding at HPGS school the charges of may-2019 july-2019 fees not adjusted as per subprime court order.I have received full charges may and june-2019 .for leave period fees charges still not deducted.order of supreme court of half charges not implement till dated.monthly charges reduce-20%only on bill.

  16. Samad khan   April 23, 2019 11:57 am/ Reply

    I have two children in DHA school Islamabad. They are sending january fee challan now in april. Also they sending same old fees after Supreme Court decision, says that they are not falling under SC decision and SC has this decision for only a list of 18 schools. Please help me in this regards.

  17. Sajjad Ali Khan   May 7, 2019 2:38 pm/ Reply

    SPS (Siddeeq Public School) Rawalpindi has not only increased the monthly Fee from Rs.5000/- per month to Rs.5333/- per month but also have send Fee Voucher of Rs.16000/- for three months of (Mar,Apr and May 2019). This is a clear violation of Supreme Court decision. The High Authorities are requested to take serious notice against such schools.

  18. Anonymous   May 8, 2019 2:43 pm/ Reply

    My Children are studying in OPF GIrls School Satellite Town Rawalpindi. School Charging Rupees 6400/- per month school fee and did not reduce 20 % fees to respect the court order and threading to students/parent to struck off if they didn’t clear fees. School said they submitted appeal against the SCP decision that they are Non-profit organization which is totally wrong , OPF have housing societies and other business entities and there is no any school run by NPO which fees structure is so high
    Please SCP take action against those schools who did not obey the court orders
    Thanks & Regards,
    Zia

  19. Mr fahad   May 15, 2019 5:53 am/ Reply

    Hi.meri beti city school chanab champus fsd mei hei enho ne feb or march ki fee mei 5000 less kia but april or may ki fee mei ab 3000 kia
    Or summer vaccasion ki fee ka abhi soch rahay hei leni ya nehi kindly suprem court again private school ko notice bhejay.kam karnay ka koi faida nei aug mei again enhoo ne incriment laga ke itni hi kr deni.


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