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MPs can't head school bodies: SC
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 13 June, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 35
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court verdict that declared inclusion of MPs as heads in the managing committees or governing bodies of the private schools and colleges without election illegal.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed 'no order' after hearing two petitions filed by Rashed Khan Menon, president of the special committee of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, and it's principal.
After the apex court order, the HC order, that declared two sections of the Governing Body and Managing Committee Regulations 2009 as illegal, will remain in force until the SC's further order on this issue.
However, the principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College and Menon can move leave to appeal petitions before the SC against the verdict after receiving its full text, lawyers said.  
According to section 5 of the Governing Body and Managing Committee Regulations 2009, an MP can be the head of the managing committees up to four private schools and colleges, and section 50 empowers them to from a special committee in a private educational institution. Following a writ petition, the HC on June 1 scrapped the provision.
On January 16, lawyer Yunus Ali filed a writ petition with the HC seeking the court order to abolish the special committee of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College headed by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon.














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