HC: No bar for state to fix area of playground to start a school

The High Court said that there is no bar on the state government to prescribe the area required for playground in order to get recognition from Department of Public Instruction to start a school. 

Published: 09th February 2017 02:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2017 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The High Court said that there is no bar on the state government to prescribe the area required for playground in order to get recognition from Department of Public Instruction to start a school. 


Justice S Abdul Nazeer clarified this recently while disposing the petition filed by Alpha Education Society, Laggere in city, against the norm one acre converted land for playground.


However, the judge supported the contention of Alpha Education Society which has challenged the fixation of `1 lakh as registration fee and `20,000 as processing fee to start an English medium school. 


The judge further said that the state government has no authority to prescribe the registration fee or the processing fee under the notifications as it has already been prescribed in Karnataka Educational Institutions (Classification and Registration) Rules, 1997. 


Alpha Education Society had challenged the notifications dated November 11, 2014 and May 2, 2015 insisting on one acre land for playground to get registration of a new school.  Society petitioner contended that the notifications are in violation of Section 18 and 19 of the RTE Act, as the Act did not specify about providing playground.

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