Loyola College restrained from collecting excess fee

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining Loyola College management from collecting fees in excess of the government-approved fee for aided courses of study from the semester of the academic year 2010-11 and such other successive semester of undergraduate and postgraduate aided courses.
A Division Bench consisting of Chief Justice H.L. Gokhale and Justice V. Dhanapalan passed the order on a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Catholic Minorities Welfare Association, Choolaimedu.
The petitioner submitted that if aid was received, one had to charge fees as required by the State government and not in excess. The governing body and the management of the college filed a counter. They had not denied the allegation in any way, the Bench said. The court said that to a specific allegation, a specific denial was expected.
The new academic year is to start in June or July 2010. The college could not be permitted to charge excess fee, about which a clear allegation was made, to which there was no specific denial.

Date:16/04/2010 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2010/04/16/stories/2010041662120400.htm


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