THE DELHI Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday directed the Delhi authorities to expeditiously take a call on a household’s request for switch of land measuring 5,000 sq. yards in Karawal Nagar to the state for constructing a senior secondary-level authorities college. Since 2012, the land homeowners have been asking the authorities to switch the land possession to the federal government for the aim of constructing a authorities college on it.
Describing the petition as an uncommon case, Justice Prathiba M Singh mentioned the petitioners have approached the courtroom with a “distinctive prayer” the place they want to vest their personal land with the federal government “for a social objective”, and directed the Delhi authorities to take an “expeditious determination” within the matter.
Whereas asking the federal government to file an affidavit inside two weeks, the courtroom additionally requested it to answer concerning the request for renaming the college within the title of the unique land proprietor, Mansa Ram, who died in 2009. The case shall be subsequent heard on April 30.
In 1976, Ram had constructed Alok Punj Secondary College on 2,000 sq. yards of the land at Karawal Nagar and since 1995, it has been working on 100 % authorities grant. Nonetheless, because of the dangerous situation of the constructing, the Excessive Courtroom in 2018 ordered transferring college students to another constructing.
As per the petition filed by means of advocate Ashok Aggarwal, since September 2018, there was no exercise on the land the place the college is initially positioned, including that it’s being misused by anti-social components.
“The petitioners’ proper from the very starting wished to switch the possession of the land unconditionally to Delhi authorities in order to allow respondent authorities to construct a multi-storey complete Senior Secondary College on the mentioned land to cater to not solely college students who’re already finding out there however different college students who additionally favor to come back and research,” reads the petition, including that the federal government has been completely unresponsive to the decision.
Within the petition, Ram’s authorized heirs and youngsters Anup Singh, Satish Kumar and Anoopi mentioned that the inaction of the federal government on their request for switch of the land is affecting the training of hundreds of scholars enrolled within the college and those that need to get admission in a authorities college. A request to the federal government authorities on this regard was final made in June 2019, the plea provides.
“This land is within the title of my father, there is no such thing as a interference from any society. Being the authorized inheritor of my father, I pray… please purchase the land and construct a contemporary college outfitted with fashionable services in order that the society can profit. Your authorities is making a helpful contribution to training. Beneath that solely it’s best to save the college. I don’t want any cash for this land however the title of the college must be modified from Alok Punj Sec College to Late Sh Mansa Ram Ji Alok Punj Sec College,” the letter despatched to the Delhi authorities by Anup Singh reads.