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MANAGER v. STATE OF KERALA - WP(C) No. 25192 of 2007(Y)  RD-KL 16096 (20 August 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWP(C) No. 25192 of 2007(Y)
1. STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.KURIAN GEORGE KANNAMTHANAM (SR.)
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice A.K.BASHEER
O R D E R
A.K. BASHEER, J.W.P.(C). NO. 25192 OF 2007
Dated this the 20th day of August, 2007
J U D G M E N T
Petitioner is stated to be the manager of an unaided School in Kannur district. According to the petitioner, he has got recognition from the Government in respect of Lower Primary/ High/ Higher Secondary Sections in the School.
2. Grievance of the petitioner is that his request for grant of recognition for the Upper Primary Section is not being considered by the Government favourably. According to the petitioner, he had submitted Ext.P2 application before the Government along with all necessary records in June 2005. The limited prayer is to issue a direction to the government to take a decision in the matter in the light of Ext.P1 order.
3. Learned Govt. Pleader submits that the request for grant of sanction for opening or upgradation of an institution can be considered only if it is made in response to a notification issued in this regard. Anyhow, this is an issue to be considered by the Government in accordance with the relevant Rules and Regulations and particularly in the light of Ext.P1 order issued by the WPC NO. 25192/07 Page numbers Government, in which guidelines have been framed for grant of recognition, upgradation etc. The writ petition is disposed of with a direction to the respondent to consider and pass orders on the application, if any, submitted by the petitioner for grant of recognition of the Upper Primary Section in his school strictly on its merit and in accordance with law, and also in terms of the guidelines issued by the Government in Ext.P1. This shall be done, as expeditiously as possible, at any rate, within two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this judgment. Respondent shall ensure that petitioner is afforded sufficient opportunity to be heard before any decision is taken in the matter. Petitioner shall produce a certified copy of this judgment along with a copy of the writ petition before the respondent for compliance.
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1ST MARCH, 2007
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