1. Exemptions allowed, subject to all just exceptions.
2. The applications stand disposed of.
LPAs 179/2021, 180/2021, 184/2021 & 185/2021
3. The present batch of appeals under Clause X of the Letters Patent
Appeal assails the order dated 31st May, 2021 passed by the learned Single
Judge in W.P. (C) No. 7526/2020 filed by the Action Committee Unaided
Recognized Private Schools (hereinafter referred to as ‘respondent
Committee’) that comprises of 450 private unaided schools in the National
Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Under the impugned order, the learned
Single Judge has allowed the respondent Committee’s challenge to the
circulars/orders issued by the Directorate of Education, GNCTD on
18.04.2020 and 28.08.2020, by holding that the direction to postpone
collection of Annual Charges and Development Fee from students until
normal functioning of schools is resumed is illegal and ultra vires the
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powers of the Directorate of Education under the Delhi School Education
Act, 1973 (in short ‘DSE Act’) and the Delhi School Education Rules,
1973 (in short ‘DSE Rules’).
Source: Indian Kanoon