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Govt to Madras High Court: Extra Fees collected from Students Refunded

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Swarna Shukla-

Published On: September 27, 2021 at 11:50 IST

The Tamil Nadu Government told the Madras High Court that all the Government and Private Colleges in the State have been told not to collect Extra Fees for issuing/processing application forms for Admission and the extra fees collected by the Colleges had been refunded to the students.

In a Status Report filed before the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P.D Audikesavalu, the Government following an earlier Order of the Bench stated, “The Education Department had swung into actions, as a result of which the colleges had refunded the extra fees collected from the candidates, more particularly the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students.”

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Tamil Nadu Universities and Colleges SC/ST Teacher’s Association in Ullagaram claimed the colleges had wrongly collected the Fees in excess of the rates prescribed and even when exemptions were made for the SC/ST candidates.

Further the Association requested for a direction to the Concerned Authorities to initiate appropriate action against a city college in Velacherry for collecting the application fees from SC/ST students.

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