Govt picks its principals for 616 pvt schools,standoff in sight

Even after the selection of principals for 616 grant-in-aid private schools by the state government in the last two days,the school management associations have asked the school managements to ensure the candidates are not allowed to join their institutions until the final verdict of the Supreme Court.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 4, 2012 5:49 am

Even after the selection of principals for 616 grant-in-aid private schools by the state government in the last two days,the school management associations have asked the school managements to ensure the candidates are not allowed to join their institutions until the final verdict of the Supreme Court.

The management associations have been opposing the right of the state government to appoint principals and other staff in private schools.

Until now,the managements themselves used to appoint principals,teachers and other staff in their schools but a few months ago,the state government decided to appropriate to itself the right to appoint staffs even in private-run schools.

The matter is currently pending in the Supreme Court and a hearing is scheduled for March 12.

As the apex court had not ordered a stay on the appointments,the state government went ahead with appointments and selected 616 candidates in the last two days.

There are still 481 vacancies in grant-in-aid private schools in the state.

The associations that are opposing the state government’s authority are Akhil Gujarat Rajya Shala Sanchalak Mahamandal (AGRSSM) led by Naranbhai Patel and Gujarat State School Management Association(GSSMA) led by Ambubhai Patel.

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