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.



  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

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