HYDERABAD: Vacation judge of the High Court justice MSK Jaiswal on Thursday made it clear that the Telangana government shall carry out inspection of colleges strictly in accordance with the orders passed by a single judge last month on petitions filed earlier by private colleges.
On April 29 this year, Justice PV Sanjay Kumar passed an interim order while dealing with a petition filed by five city colleges challenging a circular issued by the government on April 8, 2016 to constitute police teams to conduct checks in colleges.
The judge, while permitting the government to carry out checks in private colleges, made it clear that no uniformed policemen shall accompany the inspection teams and that the inspections shall be carried out by the officials of education department.
Currently, the managements of Gowthami and Vignan degree colleges filed a petition before the vacation judge challenging another circular issued by the government on May 8, on conduct of college inspections.
Petitioners' counsel submitted that the issuance of another circular virtually amounted to implementing the impugned earlier circular and also in violation of the orders granted by the single judge on April 29. Additional advocate-general J Ramachandra Rao pointed out that colleges with fraudulent registration did not have the required infrastructure and other facilities.
Further, the government had noticed that several colleges indulged in irregularities in claiming fee reimbursement and scholarship.
Justice Jaiswal made it clear that the inspections shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the single judge's order without reference to the subsequent circular issued on May 8.