December 3, 2021

Additional fees charged to SC, ST students in Tamil Nadu reimbursed: government tells Supreme Court

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The Tamil Nadu state government has informed the Madras High Court that all public and private universities in the state have been told not to charge additional fees for the issuance / processing of admission application forms and that the additional fees collected by the universities have been reimbursed to the students.

In the case report presented to the First Court to Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Judge B. Reimburse additional fees charged to candidates, particularly SC / ST students.

The court said: “In light of the instructions issued by the state not to carry out the collection of surpluses and until the reimbursement offers are submitted, there is nothing left of the petition and it is being eliminated.”

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In the PIL, the Tamil Nadu SC / ST University and College Teachers Association in Ullagaram, represented by its Secretary K Kannaiyan, alleged that the colleges charged fees improperly higher than the fees stipulated there and even when exemptions were granted to the SC / ST candidates by order of the government.

He has prayed for a directive to the relevant authorities to initiate appropriate action against the City College in Velachery for collecting the application fee from SC / ST students in flagrant violation of GO dated September 2, 1998 from the Department of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Care and another last broadcast. year by the Department of Higher Education, thus ordering the institution to return the illegal fees charged to students on behalf of the application processing fee.