Issuing permission to shut down almost 68 Junior colleges across the state, Telangana High Court passed a sensational order which came as a rude shock to prestigious institutes like Sri Chaitanya and Narayana. Expressing its discontent over the state government and Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) for turning a blind eye on the unethical practices in junior colleges, the HC flayed the education bodied which failed in fulfilling the requirements for affiliation.
Hearing the PIL filed by social activist Dantham Rajesh that the colleges are violating the sidelines set by TSBIE, a division bench of the court that comprises Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A Abhishek Reddy directed the officials to submit a report by April 3. It came to the notice of the Chief Justice that almost 68 colleges are being run without adhering to the rules, fire regulation, and lacked basic infrastructure, and other facilities to function. In view of exams, the court granted time till March 28 after which the matter was posted to April 7 for further hearing.