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Pvt institutions told not to use prefix ?Indian?

STATE GOVERNMENT has issued instructions to check the misuse of prefixes such as ?Indian? and ?National? with names of private educational institutions, which is a violation of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2006 15:02 IST

STATE GOVERNMENT has issued instructions to check the misuse of prefixes such as ‘Indian’ and ‘National’ with names of private educational institutions, which is a violation of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

Instructions have been issued after it came to the notice of the Government that several private educational institutions were registered despite their names having prefixs like ‘Indian’ and ‘National’.

Instructions have been issued to all heads of Government departments, divisional commissioners, district collectors and chief executives of district Panchayats to check this practice.

Union Human Resources Ministry has written a letter to the State Government expressing concern about continued and indiscriminate misuse of prefixes such as ‘Indian’, ‘Indian Institute’ and ‘National Institute’ by private sector institutions imparting higher and technical education.

It misleads the unsuspecting students and parents into believing that these institutions enjoy the patronage of the GoI or State Government.

First Published: Apr 30, 2006 15:02 IST