The Patna High Court has summoned the state government for the reinstatement of principals and teachers of state law colleges. The court ordered the government to file a counter affidavit within two weeks and give complete information about the restoration. On Monday, a division bench of Chief Justice Justice K Vinod Chandran and Justice Madhuresh Prasad heard the matter. The court asked the Additional Chief Secretary of the Education Department to give complete information regarding the status of law colleges in the state. The court said whether the teachers are working in the law colleges of the state as per the guidelines and guidelines of the UGC, what action has been taken to improve the educational level in the law colleges.
Educational qualification not as per UGC norms
The applicant’s counsel Dinu Kumar told the court that principals and teachers of most of the law colleges in the state do not possess the educational qualification as per UGC norms. Not only this, without passing the NET exam, they are still on the post. Principal of many law colleges do not even have PhD degree. Even after the instructions and guidelines of BCI, there was no significant improvement in the law colleges of the state. Even after inspection by BCI, many law colleges do not meet the prescribed standards.
While the Vice-Chancellor told the court that a meeting with the VCs of the state universities took place on April 3. In this meeting, discussions were held regarding the number of assistant professors, third and fourth grade employees, basic facilities, affiliation. He said that complete information about the vacant posts was to be given but till now no information has been given by the university. Advocate Vishwajeet Kumar Mishra, on behalf of BCI, told the court that only those law colleges of the state which meet the standards of BCI have been given permission/no objection, on the basis of which the court has allowed 17 law colleges to enroll for the session 2021-22. Gave the permission to. The court fixed April 25 as the next date of hearing on the matter.
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