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Based on the suggestions provided by the Central Board of Secondary Education advisory, the Delhi High Court has given the direction to the CBSE to make sure that all the schools affiliated with the board should not engage in commercial activities within their campus premises.
This is in compliance with the advisories issued by CBSE to its affiliated schools about not indulging in such activities, for example, like note books, text books, stationary items, uniforms, etc. They have been told to stick to the provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board.
The bench at Delhi High court has directed CBSE to ensure that the recently issued circular in this regard, which came out on April 19, 2017, is strictly followed by the schools. The High Court’s order came during the hearing of a PIL, which was being filed by social worker Sunil Pokhriyal- a social worker, who sought direction in order to restrict the schools from utilising their premises to run commercial activities.
According to the issued circular, the educational institutes are there for the sole purpose of providing quality education & should not be used for any commercial activities. This is considered as a major step towards ensuring good education in India & maintaining the sanctity, as well as, integrity of the Indian educational system.
An authority, at Sudhir Memorial Institute Liluah, one of the best schools in Howrah, also believes that schools should be present for the purpose of education & they unanimously support the High Court’s decision.