NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked Ram Lal Anand College (Evening) in West Delhi to issue a “no-objection certificate” to a girl student to migrate to another college of Delhi University.
Passing the direction, Justice Anil Kumar said: “The college is directed to issue a no-objection certificate to the petitioner for her migration from her present college to Maitreyi College or any other day college in accordance with Ordinance IV of Delhi University.”
The student, Ayesha Chaudhary, through her counsel Desh Ratan Nigam had approached the Court seeking a direction for issuance of a non-objection certificate when the college failed to process her request for it. She submitted that she had sought migration from her present college due to difficulty in getting conveyance to commute to her residence following recent incidents of crime around the college.
Counsel for Ram Lal Anand College argued that the Staff Council had taken a decision against migration of students as a general principle. However, in case of extreme circumstances, migration may be granted.
He opposed the girl’s petition submitting that she had cooked up the ground for migration as she wanted to migrate to a day college.
“The Court is of the view that the college has not exercised the discretion by not considering the pleas and contentions of the petitioner seeking migration to a different college and has declined the same on basis of their policy not to grant migration to any student contrary to Ordinance IV of Delhi University,” the order said.
“In the circumstances, it will be just and appropriate and in the interest of justice to direct the college to forthwith grant a no-objection certificate to the petitioner,” it added.