Haryana govt. decision challenged in High Court

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Chandigarh, Sep 26 (UNI) The Haryana Government's decision directing the unaided privately managed schools to collect three different kinds of funds from every student and to deposit a certain share of the same with the state government, was today challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

This has been done by the state government by amending Rule 160 of the Haryana Education Rules 2003 this year.

The writ petition in this regard has been filed by Faridabad-based Ideal Private Schools Association having a membership of 140 schools.

These schools are neither receiving any grant-in-aid from the state government, nor free uniforms, books or sports goods.

As such, the state government does not have any right to direct these schools to collect funds from its students and deposit a share out of that with the government, the counsel for the petitioner-association argued while terming the rule violative of the Constitution and the provisions of the Haryana Education Act,1995.

A division bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ajai Lamba have issued the notices to the state Education Secretary, District Education Officer and Additional District Education Officer, Faridabad for October 16 in this regard.

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