April 7, 2020, 4:01 AM

Jail term for school authorities if parents are forced to pay fees during lockdown in Noida, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh...

Uttar Pradesh: A district magistrate in Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar Suhas LY issued an order for all the educational institutions across Noida and Greater Noida that legal action would be taken on them if they force parents to pay the fees or bar their children from any online classes amidst the Coronavirus lockdown.

As per a report, the district magistrate told if any institution violates the order, they would face legal actions under provisions of the National Disaster Management Act 2005, which will include one year of jail term or stringent fine or both against the entire authority. Plus, if the violation claimed any life or loss of property, the jail-term can extend up to two years.

Entire schools and colleges have been shut down in Gautam Buddh Nagar as the district alone has recorded approximately 58 positive cases of COVID-19. Even parents whose children are studying in Lucknow schools also got a huge relief after District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash claimed that no private school in Lucknow could collect fees in April.

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