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Notice to Haryana on PIL seeking approval to run schools on one-acre land

The PIL has demanded that the rules should be changed and the minimum land required for construction of a school should be reduced to one acre.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 1, 2012 1:23:56 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Haryana government on a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding change in rules of the Haryana School Education Board wherein no organisation or body is permitted to set up a school if it (organisation) does not have two acres of land.

This,the petitioner,contended was contrary to the guidelines laid down by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)/Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). The PIL has demanded that the rules should be changed and the minimum land required for construction of a school should be reduced to one acre.

The petitioner has also sought directions to Haryana Urban Development Authority to frame an appropriate policy for allotment of school sites in terms of CBSE and ICSE.

The petitioner submitted that all recent auctions in Panchkula for school sites failed miserably as no auction was conducted in less than four acre.

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