MPs not to head school, college managing bodies
November 7th, 2016 at 1:43 pm
MPs not to head school, college managing bodies

Dhaka – The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court judgment that local lawmakers would not head the managing committees of the schools and colleges, court officials said.

Earlier, the High Court declared two provisions of the Governing Body and Managing Committee Regulations 2009 illegal as those allow the lawmakers to head the managing committees or governing bodies of private schools and colleges in Bangladesh.

A four-member panel of judges headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha served the order rejecting a leave to appeal filed by state and the authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College.

The SC also wrapped up the hearing on the leave to appeal filed on August 17.

On June 1, the High Court ordered that the members of parliaments (MP) would be allowed to be elected chairmen of the governing bodies of maximum four private schools and colleges following a writ petition.

The HC also dismissed the special body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College headed by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, also the lawmaker of the constituency.

The HC also asked the authorities concerned of the government to form an adhoc committee of the institution for holding election to make a regular governing body within six months.

The High Court also said the members of the current governing bodies of such others institutions can remain in their respective position until their tenure finishes.

On June 12, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court order that described inclusion of lawmakers as heads in the managing committees or governing bodies of the private schools and colleges illegal.

On January 16, lawyer Yunus Ali lodged a writ petition with the HC seeking the court order to end up the special committee of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College headed by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon.

The HC passed a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the special committee of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College will not be declared illegal and contradictory to the constitution following the writ petition.

The SC lawyer also filed another writ petition with the HC challenging the legality of the sections 5 and 50 of the Governing Body and Managing Committee Regulations 2009.

On April 6, the HC served another rule asking the authorities to explain why the sections will not be declared illegal and contradictory to the constitution.

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