Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Apr 30:
The Odisha High Court on Wednesday ordered a stay on the 25 percent fee hike by the DAV School authorities.
A division bench of the court, while ordering a stay on the proposed hike, directed the DAV School authorities to collect fee from the students as per the directive of the Supreme Court.
The bench directed that the DAV School authorities would collect fee as per the recommendations of the chairman of the fee structure committee Justice KP Mohapatra.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court, in an order on April 16, had allowed fee hike in DAV Schools in Odisha.
The apex court directed that the DAV College Managing Committee and the concerned educational institutions represented by it shall be entitled to revise their fee structure with immediate effect as per the recommendations of the Fee Structure Committee of Odisha on May 2, 2013.
The proposal to hike the fee structures in the DAV schools in Odisha was earlier quashed by the Odisha High Court in June 2011 on the ground that the College Managing Committee failed to justify the fee revision commensurate with the facilities provided to the students.
Challenging the High Court’s order, the DAV management had filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court.