File compliance affidavit or be current, Excessive Court docket tells Chief Secy
Chandigarh, February 17
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket as we speak issued a show-cause discover to the Punjab Chief Secretary and the Director, Division of Social Justice and Empowerment Minorities, after asserting that there was on the face of it a wilful disobedience of a court docket route. Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan additionally requested them to file a contemporary “compliance affidavit” or be current earlier than the Bench. The matter pertains to post-matric scholarship scheme for monetary help to Scheduled Caste college students.
There’s a wilful disobedience of the route issued by this court docket. An affidavit have to be filed inside 15 days. —Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan, Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket
For the aim of submitting the affidavit, Justice Sangwan additionally set a 15-day deadline. The case has its genesis in a bunch of petitions filed by instructional establishments a decade again. The petitioners, amongst different issues, had contended that the universities/establishments, below the scheme, have been to not cost tuition and non-refundable obligatory price from the eligible college students. The quantity was to be recovered by the establishments from the state authorities’s division involved.
It was added that the reimbursement was not made on a month-to-month or fast foundation. Most of the college students completed their course and left the school, leaving the petitioner-institutions excessive and dry because it couldn’t recuperate the price from them.
Taking over the matter, the Bench in August 2013 directed that the quantity due from the Central authorities to the state authorities on account of eligible college students’ price below the scheme can be paid on to the school. It could to not be deposited to the eligible college students’ account. The Bench then additionally set a three-month deadline for disbursal of the reimbursement and related price to the universities.
Appearing on the petitions alleging contempt of court docket filed by the institutes via counsel Sameer Sachdeva, Amitabh Tewari and Ajaivir Singh, Justice Sangwan noticed successive set of affidavits confirmed that cost had been made to the petitioners until monetary years 2016-17, 2020-21 and 2021-22. However cost for monetary years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 had not been paid. It was regardless of the admitted indisputable fact that proportionate cost had already been made by the Union of India, Ministry of Justice and Empowerment Division, to the state of Punjab.