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HC upholds raids on pvt colleges with police help

The High Court has given a green signal to the State government to conduct raids on private colleges with the help of police. The Court put a condition that there should be one SI and two constables in the search team.


It may be recalled that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao directed the Education department to launch raids on private colleges. In the process, the government also issued a circular on April 8 on the raids with the help of police on private colleges.


Reacting sharply to the circular, the managements of private colleges were protesting against the government’s decision on raids with the help of police. The private colleges formed a JAC and launched agitation making it clear that they will allow police raids on their colleges. They also announced that they will not conduct Polyset and Constable Examinations. But after the discussions with Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari, they changed their decision and extended their cooperation to the government. But the Private Colleges JAC made it clear that they will not cooperate with the government in conducting TET and EAMCET examinations leading to postponement of these two examinations.

Irked by government action, some private colleges approached the High Court against raids with the help of police. But a Single Bench of the High Court delivered its verdict in favor of junior colleges. The State government appealed to the Division Bench on the issue. The government complained to the High Court that education in many private colleges was sub-standard and there were no labs and qualified teachers in those colleges. The State government argued in the High Court that the quality education was possible from Intermediate level and there was a need to set right the colleges which were not extending good education.

Responding to it, the High Court has given permission to the government to conduct raids with the help of police. (NSS)