Delhi High Court To CBSE: Ensure Schools Don't Sell Books, Uniforms

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Delhi High Court To CBSE: Ensure Schools Don't Sell Books, Uniforms

Delhi High Court To CBSE: Ensure Schools Don't Sell Books, Uniforms


New Delhi:  After considering the Central Board of Secondary Education advisory to schools not to indulge in commercial activities, the Delhi High Court today directed the board to ensure the schools affiliated with them are not engaging in such business inside their campuses. CBSE, time and again have issued advisories to all its affiliated schools not to indulge in commercial activities by way of selling of text books, note books, stationary items, uniforms etc and to adhere to the provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhothra also noted that the CBSE has recently issued a circular in this regard.

While disposing off a writ petition, the bench directed the CBSE to ensure the circular is strictly followed.

"We are disposing off the writ petition with direction to the CBSE to ensure that its circular is strictly complied with, in accordance with law, by the institutions," the bench said.

The court's directions came during the hearing of a PIL filed by social worker Sunil Pokhriyal seeking direction to restrain the schools here from using their buildings to run commercial activities like selling of books and uniforms, reported Press Trust of India.

In circular which was issued on April 19, the board has warned the affiliated schools that educational institutions are not commercial establishments and their sole purpose is to provide quality education.

The board had then also asked the school managements to ensure strict compliance of the instructions.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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