Taking up a public interest litigation highlighting that more than 550 unrecognised schools were being run in Faridabad district alone, the high court has directed the Haryana government to reply as to what action has been taken against such schools.
Issuing notice of motion to the Haryana government on a petition filed by Manoj Kumar Jaswal of Faridabad, the division bench comprising acting chief justice Jasbir Singh and justice Rakesh Kumar Jain has also directed the authorities to inform that how many complaints have been received against such schools and what action has been taken on them.
Appearing for the petitioner, advocate Sajjan Singh Malik argued that the fact that around 550 schools were unrecognised in Faridabad had come up in a survey done by the Haryana education department itself and the department concerned had not taken any action against such institutions.
The petitioner also submitted the names of such schools namely St Florence Public School and TR Public School in market no. 1 Faridabad, Emmanuel Mission Public School and TR Public School in Pali, Faridabad.
The petitioner has sought the directions to close down such schools having no permanent/temporary recognition. It has also been prayed to conduct a probe to unearth the unholy and illegal alliance between unrecognised schools and some recognised institutions in the context of showing admission in the recognized schools even if students are taught in unrecognised schools. The students studying in such schools which have no infrastructure, nor the qualified teachers, are destined to face all the difficulties, the petitioner informed. The case would now come up for hearing on August 30.