As many as 746 matriculation schools in Tamil Nadu facing threat of closure, got temporary relief as the state government informed the Madras High Court that it has sought time till June 30 for initiating necessary action.
According to Deccan Chronicle, additional advocate general P.H.Arvindh Pandian, made this submission when a PIL from Change India by its director A. Narayanan came up for hearing before a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R.Mahadevan.
Narayanan sought to refrain the authorities from going against the law and granting recognition to unrecognised schools not fulfilling the norms specified in various GOs and a Supreme Court judgement. Narayanan also wanted all unrecognised schools to be closed by the end of academic year 2015-16 and for students in such schools to be placed in other neighbourhood schools.
The bench said the matter be listed on July 19 as the Additional advocate-general had stated that in collateral proceedings time had been taken up to June 30 for necessary action.
On March 7, the state government had informed the high court that there was no possibility of granting further extension and the temporary conditional recognition granted to schools till May 31, 2016 was a one-time measure.