Thursday, April 06, 2006

The private educational institutions running in residential areas have to close with effect from April 2006

Chandigarh April 6: The private educational institutions running in residential areas have been representing through asection of media against their closure with effect from April 2006. Inorder to set the record straight, the Chandigarh Administration once again clarified that it had already granted three yearly extensions to the schools running in residential premises and after making adequate capacityfor admission in government schools, it was decided to close the schoolsrunning in residential areas within the sector grid by April 2006. Since the educational infrastructure and facilities in Manimajra and inthe rehabilitated and unauthorized colonies were inadequate, therefore,one year extension was granted to the schools in these areas. TheChandigarh Administration, keeping its policy of providing schools inthe nearby areas for the tiny tots, allowed running of crèches and playway schools in the residential areas subject to certain conditions sothat the little children are provided schooling in the nearby areas.The lessees of allotted school sites were also allowed to utilize theirbalance FAR (Floor Area Ratio) so that all the children are accommodated in the schools.It should be appreciated that the Administration is bound by the directions of the High Court to stop running of all private educationalinstitutions which are not recognized or which do not fulfill the norms.It is also clarified here that the schools in the residential areas were party to the main case CWP -7923 of 1989 and it was in their knowledgethat these schools have to be closed subject to the extensions granted bythe Administration.
Chandigarh Desk
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