Kolkata: GD Birla School received a jolt in the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday. The High Court has directed that all students should be allowed to join the class immediately. Authorities will not be able to turn away any student even if their fees are not paid. The court quashed the notice to reopen the school issued on April 9.
In an effort to resolve this issue, the court appointed two officers to review all the issues and submit a report to the court on June 6. Until then, the division bench of Justice Indraprasanna Mukherjee and Justice Mausumi Bhattacharya directed the school to maintain peaceful conditions.
Incidentally, on April 6, the Calcutta High Court had directed that no student could be barred from promotion to the new class on the issue of fees. In addition, all students must be given a marksheet immediately.
Despite the directive, the GD Birla Center for Education issued a notice on April 9 stating that all students whose fees were still outstanding will not be allowed attend school. The guardians approached the High Court again against the school’s decision.