Chandigarh: Taking a serious note of the increasing number of B.Ed colleges which are openly violating norms, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) to ensure that no affiliation or recognition is granted to any B.Ed college without prior permission of the court.

Coming down heavily on the Regional Director of the NCTE, Ram Kishore, the court said that the NCTE has failed to act against these institutes.

The court has also made it clear that that the investigation conducted by the probe agency is not satisfactory and suggested to set up a committee for helping people in the investigation.

The court further said that the result of such an exercise should be placed before the court on the next date of hearing. Meanwhile, thje court directed the NCTE not to grant any further affiliation or recognition to any B.Ed college without the permission of the court”.

The NCTE had submitted in court that it has prepared teams to tighten noose on B.Ed self financing institutions and colleges, which are not complying with norms. In an affidavit filed by Dr Kishore, it was submitted that 44 visiting teams have been constituted by the NCTE to inspect institutions against which complaints have been received. The teams have been assigned with the task of visiting 434 institutions and they have already submitted reports with regard to 390 institutions so far.

(JPN\Bureau)