Taking note of the provisions of the Delhi Master Plan-2021 (MPD) that do not allow teaching of technical structural courses on land allotted for schools,the Delhi High Court upheld a DDA order to close an institute that offered a B Ed course in West Delhi.
The court also dismissed a 2007 order by the Delhi chief minister,which allowed the institute to teach the BEd course on the school premises.
The Triveni Educational and Social Welfare Society had approached the High Court with a writ petition in 2010 after the National Council for Technical Education (NCTE) had refused permission for affiliation of the BEd Diploma course and had withdrawn the recognition granted to the institute.
The institute said said the CM had passed an order on June 27,2007,informing the Director (Higher Education),Government of NCT Delhi,that the restriction did not apply to BEd and the Director (Higher Education) had should issue a no-objection certificate allowing the course to be taught on school premises,provided the same has been approved by the NCTE.
Observing that an individual cannot bind a public body more so when such a decision is against the terms of the Master Plan,the HC bench of Justice G S Sistani dismissed the petition filed by the institute.