Hyderabad High Court notice to engineering colleges for producing fake building plans
A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday issued notices to 183 engineering colleges which were allegedly set up across Telangana by producing forged documents and bogus building plans in
HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday issued notices to 183 engineering colleges which were allegedly set up across Telangana by producing forged documents and bogus building plans in getting approval and affiliation from the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. It also issued notices to the Centre, AICTE and the state government for filing counter affidavits in four weeks.
The bench was dealing with a PIL filed by Quality Foundation organisation from Warangal, seeking a probe into the building permissions granted to 183 engineering colleges spread over the state.
Petitioner’s counsel told the court that the said 183 engineering colleges have been constructed in prohibited areas which fall under the Urban Land Ceiling limits.
He alleged that these colleges have produced forged, bogus buildings plans in getting the AICTE approval and the managements concerned have not taken ULC clearances before the commencement of colleges. As these lands come under the agricultural zone, the colleges have to obtain non-agricultural land used a certificate from the RDO and land conversion certificate from HMDA, which have not been obtained.
The bench issued notices to all respondents who included 183 engineering colleges, AICTE, New Delhi, HMDA, JNTU, Hyderabad and principal secretary to higher education, TS, for filing their counter-affidavits in the matter.