Chennai : After informing Madras high court about collecting fees for lockdown period, the Tamil Nadu government gave permission to private institutions to collect fees in 3 instalments. Angered by this order, a group of parents on Friday moved the court opposing the decision. “private institutions are mandated to maintain 15% of the fee collected as reserve funds as per the bylaws of the CBSE. Such reserve fund should be used in exigencies like the Covid-19 lockdown,” advocate M Purushothaman said, representing the parents. He added, the salary of the private institutions would not exceed one fourth of the fees collected. the Government had directed the permission without consulting the parents.
According to an affidavit filed by the government on July 10, educational institutions can collect fees in August, December and April 2021.