Hyderabad: A two-judge panel of the Telangana High Court consisting of the Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Friday disposed of a batch of PILs filed by various parent associations aggrieved by the alleged exorbitant school fee charged by various unaided private schools in the State. They were aggrieved by […]
Hyderabad: A two-judge panel of the Telangana High Court consisting of the Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Friday disposed of a batch of PILs filed by various parent associations aggrieved by the alleged exorbitant school fee charged by various unaided private schools in the State. They were aggrieved by the fact that the State Government failed to frame any legislation to regulate the fee structure of the private schools that were charging high fee without any basis. The government had earlier constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor of the Osmania University to study the structure of school fees which would be applicable for the future academic years.
The committee submitted its report based on which the High Court directed the State Government to formulate a policy based on the recommendation of the committee. It was submitted that the government had decided to formulate legislation regarding the same shortly and requested some time for doing the same. The panel directed that the parents’ associations as well as the private schools shall give their respective suggestions to the Director of School Education within two weeks which shall then be forwarded to the government to formulate legislation to regulate the fee structure within a period of three months. The panel also observed that no coercive steps shall be taken against the schools on the earlier demand of fees while disposing off the batch of PILs.
PIL on seeds dismissed
Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shaveli of the Telangana high Court on Friday disposed a PIL seeking action against seed dealers for selling low genetic chilli seeds. The panel was dealing with a PIL filed by Cheruku Sathish Kumar of Venkatapuramin Mulugu district. The p-etitioner’s counsel argued that four seed dealers and distributors were not maintaining minimum Genetic Purity Standard limits and were not following the General Seed Certification Standards as prescribed by law. The counsel further contended that heavy losses were incurred by the farmers for using low standard seeds and the licenses of the dealers should be cancelled by the government for not meeting the prescribed standards. The government pleader appearing for state informed the court that a survey was conducted by the officials in the offices of the distributors. It is found that out of four variety of seeds, 2 varieties did not meet the required genetic standards. He also submitted that licenses of all the four distributors were cancelled. The panel observing that the required action was already taken by government disposed the PIL.
Justice K Lakshman of the Telangana High Court on Friday quashed the FIR booked against K Sirisha, wife of a top Maoist leader and Central Committee member Akkiraju Hargopal alias Ramakrishna alias RK under the Telangana Public Security Act. She approached the court challenging the FIR booked against her and the owner of Navya printers where the book Sayudha Shanthi Swapnam, which is a memoir on her husband, was being printed. The counsel appearing for petitioner contended that without following the provisions of CrPC the material was seized and it was not even produced before the Magistrate. It is also contended that the notification under which book was banned and seized was not referred in the FIR or report before the Magistrate. The judge accepting the contentions of the petitioner quashed the FIR booked against them and ordered the police to release the books seized by them.
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