The Madurai branch High Court has granted permission to start Navodaya schools functioning under the control of the central government.
The High Court has ordered the Tamil Nadu state government to render all possible help to the central government to start Navodaya Schools in the state.
The Madurai High Court has also ordered that the state government should reserve the locations to construct Navodaya Schools and also issue the ‘No Objection’ Certificate within 8 weeks.
In the public interest petition filed by the secretary of the Kumari Maha Sabhai, Jayakumar Thomas, it was explained following the syllabus prescribed by the central government, several Kendriya Vidyalaya in Tamil Nadu and Sainik State Schools are functioning in the 3-term format as per the state government syllabus.
However, there are differences in the syllabus prescribed the central government and state government. The parents have to spend a whopping lot of money to provide education for their children in the private schools.
The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools were started by the central government in the year 1986 with the main objective of providing high-quality education to the students in the rural areas at a reasonably low cost.
Navodaya schools provide boarding and lodging as well and are functioning under the department of the human welfare development.
Both boys and girls study in the classes from 6th Standard to +2 classes. The schools function to provide good quality education at lower costs. English, the language of the state and Hindi are taught in these schools.
Jawahar Navodaya Schools have been functioning very well in all other states except Tamil Nadu. The state government should provide the necessary space required to start these schools. However, the Tamil Nadu state government has not cooperated in facilitating to start Jawahar Navodaya Schools in Tamil Nadu. With the above points, the state government has to help now to enable starting Navodaya schools in the state.
This petition came up for enquiry today in front of the bench of judges Sasidharn and Swaminathan today (Monday, 11th September).
After listening to the arguments from both sides, the judges gave the verdict that permission is given to start the Jawahar Navodaya Schools run by the central government in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state government should provide the ‘No Objection’ Certificate within 8 weeks.
Land must be allotted by the state government in every district for this purpose. The state government should also provide all the infrastructure required for starting Navodaya schools. The state government must extend full cooperation in this regard.
The case was closed with the above verdict.