High court stays AICTE order on Sinhgad Institutes
The high court bench comprising justice BR Gavai and justice Colabawalla offered an ad interim relief to STES, which has been grappling with financial crises.pune Updated: Feb 10, 2018 16:33 IST
The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) order that barred 22 colleges run by Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) from conducting admissions in the next academic year, as the college management has been unable to pay the salaries for last 15 months.
The high court bench comprising justice BR Gavai and justice Colabawalla offered an ad interim relief to STES, which has been grappling with financial crises.
Arguing for the relief from high court, STES advocate Nitin Dhumal said that the educational institute is not able to pay salaries of all employees due to non-receipt of payment from the state government.
Having suffered delays in salary payment for nearly 15 months now, the agitating faculty and non-teaching staff at the Sinhgad group of educational institutes has demanded a probe into the affairs of the trust that runs the institutes.
Taking cognisance of financial issues at STES, the AICTE on Wednesday said that the colleges, managed by STES, were put under ‘no admission’ category after the management failed to meet the February 2 deadline for depositing the dues in the bank accounts of its staff.
The faculty and non-teaching staff at STES have been holding protests, last one year over the issue of non-payment of salary. The students too have been complaining about the problems at the institute.