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Notice on Plea from Nursery Schools

Published: 14th April 2016 05:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 05:37 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ plea for a direction to the School Education Department to implement the recommendations of the expert committee constituted as per a GO dated March 5, 2013 with regard to requirement of minimum land area for schools, which existed prior to the issuance of a GO in July, 2004.

Justice R Subbiah ordered the notice, returnable by April 20, while admitting the petition from TN Nursery, Primary, Matriculation & Higher Secondary School Managements Association.

According to petitioner’s counsel, on the basis of the recommendations of Professor S Chittibabu commission, a GO was issued on July 21, 2004 prescribing fee structure, minimum infrastructural facilities including land area.

While so, the government by a GO dated April 23, 2010 amended the 2004 GO and stipulated that the entire land area should be a composite land. The existing schools prior to the 2004 GO expressed their inability to expand the land area. And the government constituted an expert panel by the GO dated March 5, 2013.

‘Do political Hoardings Throw Rules to the Winds?’

Chennai: Do the hoardings or banners put up on the roadside near Island Grounds amount to violation of rules? The First Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh raised the query while entertaining a PIL from social worker KR Ramaswamy.

The photograph produced by the petitioner showed that the hoardings, which were claimed by Additional Advocate General as banners, were not in the meeting area.

“The ECI wants us to inform whether this amounts to violation and what action has to be taken,’’ the Bench said and posted the matter for further hearing on April 20. Alleging commitment of various violations by the AIADMK in connection with a public meeting at the Island Grounds, petitioner prayed for a direction to the EC to de-recognise the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol.

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