Nazrul Islam Rupoq Vs. Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Chittagong and others, 1 LNJ (2012) 179

Case No: Writ Petition No. 6568 of 2009

Judge: Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury,

Court: High Court Division,,

Advocate: Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff,Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud,,

Citation: 1 LNJ (2012) 179

Case Year: 2012

Appellant: Nazrul Islam Rupoq

Respondent: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Chittagong and others

Subject: Writ Petition, Writ Jurisdiction,

Delivery Date: 2010-03-25

HIGH COURT DIVISION
(SPECIAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION)
 
A.K.M. Abdul Hakim, J.
Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, J.
 
Judgment
25.03.2010
Nazrul Islam Rupoq
.....…Petitioner
VS
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Chittagong and others
……Respondents
 
Constitution of Bangladesh, 1972
Article  102
Board of Intermediate and Secondary (Managing Committee of the Recognized Non-governmental Secondary School) Regulation, 1977
Regulation 20 (2)
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্টগ্রাম (মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক স্তরের বেসরকারী শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানের গভারনিং বডি ও ম্যানেজিং কমিটি) প্রবিধানমালা, ২০০৯
প্রবিধান ৩, ৭, ৪৯,এব ৫০
From a bare reading of Annexure-‘D’ series and Annexure-‘E’ conjointly it leaves no room for doubt about the Government accorded its prior approval to the formation of a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 in an implied manner It transpires that the provisions of Regulation 3 and those of Regulation 50 taken and read together we come to the definite conclusion that in a special type of managing committee as adverted to in Regulation 50 the headmaster of the school need not be the member-secretary of such a committee. The special type of managing committee form under Regulation 50 has not fall and foul of the scheme of the Regulations of 2009 it appears that since the school is being ran by the Co-operative Society Limited Regulation 7 of the Regulations of 2009 can not be invoked with a view to form a normal or managing committee, rather a regular can only be formed under Regulation 49 in the background of the facts and circumstances of the case. It appears to us that the formation of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 is a stop-gap arrangement to be more precise, it is stop-gap to the constitution of a regular managing committee under Regulation 49. …….(25, 26 and 27).
 
Constitution of Bangladesh, 1972
Article 102 
Admittedly, the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 was constituted  under Regulations of 2009   and the Writ Petition  was filed on 04.10.2009 and the Rule issuing order was issued  upon the respondents  on 27.10.2009 this scenario, indicates that the petitioner had no locus standi or standing to file the Writ Petition under Article 102 of the Constitution when the special type of managing committee had already started functioning  and the holding a first meeting on 24.09.2009………..(30).
 
Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud with Mr. Md. Mutahar Hossain, Advocates           
.....For the petitioner.
Mr. A.F. Hassan Ariff with Mr. Zakir Hossain Munshi, Advocates
.....For the respondent no.7
 
Writ Petition No. 6568 of 2009
 
Judgment
Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, J:
 
1.         This Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the approval accorded to the Special Type of Managing Committee for Ankur Society Girls’ High School, Nasirabad, Chittagong for a period of 2 (two) years as contained in Memo  No. ChoShiBo/ Bidya/ Chotto:/ Moha(Paach)/ 691/ 2004 (Khondo-1) 2901(3) dated 24.09.2009 (Annexure-‘A’) should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect and why the respondents should not be directed to cancel, revoke, withdraw or rescind the same and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this Court may seem fit and proper.
 
2.         The petitioner’s case, as set out in the Writ Petition, in short, is as follows:
 
          The Ankur Society Girls’ High School, Nasirabad, Chittagong has been established and run under the patronage of the Chittagong Co-operative Housing Society Limited since 1964. The Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance, 1961 was promulgated for re-orgainizing the Intermediated and Secondary Education in Bangladesh. In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 39 of the said Ordinance of 1961, the respondent no. 1 framed the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Managing Committees of the Recognized Non-Government Secondary Schools) Regulations, 1977 (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations of 1977) for regulating the elections, constitutions and functions of the Managing Committees of the Recognized Non-Government Schools in Bangladesh. However, on 08.10.2006, the then Headmistress of the school applied to the respondent no. 1 for setting up a Special Type of Managing Committee under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 for a term of 3(three) years in order to maintain congenial academic atmosphere there. Accordingly, the respondent no.3, under the signature of the respondent no. 4, by a Memo dated 05.04.2007, communicated the Government’s approval to the constitution of the Special Type of Managing Committee for the school. In due course, the respondent no. 1, under the signature of the respondent no. 2, by a Memo dated 22.04.2007, established the Special Type of Managing Committee therefore for a term of 3(three) years under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977. The tenure of the Special Type of Managing Committee expires on 21.04.2010 as per the Memo dated 22.04.2007.
 
3.         However, another Special Type of Managing Committee was illegally proposed to replace the said Special Type of Managing committee before expiry of its tenure. At one stage, Mr. Md. Azizul Huq, the incumbent Headmaster of the school, intimated the respondent no.3 about the same and requested him to allow the pre-existing Special Type of Managing Committee to complete its tenure by a letter dated 03.08.2009. Anyway, the respondent no.3, under the signature of the respondent no. 5, issued a Memo dated 12.07.2009 requesting the respondent no. 1 to take steps in accordance with the provisions of “মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্টগ্রাম (মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক স্তরের বেসরকারী শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানের গভারনিং বডি ও ম্যানেজিং কমিটি) প্রবিধানমালা, ২০০৯” (herein after mentioned as the Regulations of 2009) to form a Special Type of Managing Committee for the school. In response to the aforesaid Memo dated 12.07.2009, the respondent no.1, by a Memo dated 29.07.2009, informed the respondent no.3 that prior approval of the Government, that is to say, the Ministry of Education is required in order to constitute a Special Type of Managing Committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. In pursuance of the aforesaid Memo dated 29.07.2009, the respondent no. 3, under the signature of the respondent no. 5, by a Memo dated 24.08.2009, directed the respondent no. 1 to take steps in accordance with Regulations 53(1) and 9 of the Regulations of 2009 in that regard. The said Memo dated 24.08.2009 did not accord any prior approval of the Government for constituting a Special Type of Managing Committee of the School as per the criteria laid down in Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. Be that as it may, at a subsequent stage, the respondent no. 1, under the signature of the respondent no. 2, issued the impugned Memo dated 24.09.2009 (Annexure-‘A’) according approval to the so-called special Type of Managing Committee for the school for a period of two years in purported exercise of powers under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. Afterwards, the incumbent Headmaster of the school, namely, Mr. Md. Azizul Huq, acting as Member-Secretary of the pre-existing Special Type of Managing Committee by a letter dated 29.09.2009, lodged a complaint with the respondent no.3 stating, inter alia, that the purported Special Type of Managing Committee was constituted in violation of the Regulations of 2009. In response thereto, the respondent no. 5 issued a Memo dated 01.10.2009 requesting the respondent no. 1 to furnish an enquiry report vis-à-vis the purported Special Type of Managing Committee. Since the impugned Memo dated 24.09.2009 is in contravention of the provisions of Regulations 50 of the Regulations of 2009, the constitution of the Special Type of Managing Committee is without lawful authority and of no legal effect.
 
4.         The added respondent no. 7 has contested the Rule by filing an Affidavit-in-Opposition. His case, as set out in the Affidavit-in-Opposition, briefly runs as follows:
 
5.         The tenure of the Special Type of Managing Committee of the Ankur Society Girls’ High School constituted under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 expired on 21.04.2009 by operation of the provisions of Regulations 53(1) read with Regulation 9 of the Regulations of 2009. After the expiry of the term of the said Special Type of Managing Committee on 21.04.2009, another Special Type of Managing Committee was duly constituted under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 on 24.09.2009. On that very date, it held its first meeting and took some decisions and according to those decisions, it informed the concerned banks of its formation for doing the needful. Thereafter on 04.10.2009, a special general meeting was held and the minutes of the earlier meeting dated 24.09.2009 were approved and in the said meeting, the Special Type of Managing Committee unanimously took a decision to issue a show-cause notice upon the incumbent Headmaster of the school for his misbehaviour, misconduct, non-cooperation and insubordination. But by suppressing the fact of functionality of the Special Type of Managing Committee constituted under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009, the petitioner filed the instant Writ Petition and obtained the Rule. The impugned Memo dated 24.09.2009 is lawful and valid. As such, the Rule is liable to be discharged with costs.
 
6.         At the outset, Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud, the learned Advocate appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submits that  prior approval of the Board and the Government is a condition precedent to the formation of the special type of managing committee  under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009; but it appears in view of Annexure-‘D’ series and Annexure-‘F’. It appears that the Government did not expressly accord any prior approval and that being so, the constitution of the special type of managing committee by the impugned Memo dated 24.09.2009 is ‘de hors’ the law.
 
7.         Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud next submits that Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 contemplate formation or constitution of a special type of managing committee in a special situation or exigency  but the impugned Memo dated 24.09.2009 does not indicate  any special situation or exigency  which necessitated the constitution  of this special kind of managing committee for the school and in this perspective,  the formation of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 is without lawful authority.
 
8.         Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud also submits that as per direction of the Government vide Annexure-‘E’ to the Writ Petition  a managing committee  under Regulation 7 of the Regulations of 2009 should have been formed and the  Annexure-‘E’ does not betoken  the formation of any special kind of managing committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009.
 
9.         Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud next submits that the incumbent the Headmaster of the school Mr. Md. Azizul Huq lodged a complaint with the Government against the formation of the special kind of managing committee under Regulation 50 and the Government directed the respondent no. 1 to enquire into the matter and this direction of the Government is virtually a negation of the implied approval, if any, of the government to the formation of the special kind of managing committee under Regulation 50.
 
10.       Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud also submits that it is ex-facie clear from Annexure-‘B’ series  to the Writ Petition that both the Board and the Government accorded express approval to the formation of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 but in the formation of the so-called special managing committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 the Government did not accord its approval either  expressly or impliedly and the non-according of the approval to the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 has rendered the same non-east.
 
11.       Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud also submits that the incumbent Headmaster of the school has not been made  a Member-Secretary of the special type of managing committee formed on 24.09.2009 though Regulation 46(1) of the Regulations of 2009 mandates that the head of the non-Government Educational Institution shall preserve the documents and with regards and manage the operate funds of the school as Member-Secretary and since admittedly the Headmaster has not been made a Member-Secretary of the so-called special type of managing committee, its formation is of no legal effect.
 
12.       Mr. Md. Mutahar Hossain the another Advocate appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submits that  as per Regulation 34 of the Regulations of 2009  for holding a special meeting at least 24 hours  notice must be served upon the members of the special type of managing committee and in that meeting not more than one agenda  item could be listed for discussion but it appears from  minutes of the first meeting of the special type of managing committee held on 24.09.2009 that the members and that committee were not 24 hours meeting prior to holding of the get and what is more,  there were more than one agenda item in the meeting in violation  of Regulation 34 of the Regulations of 2009 and given this scenario, it can not be said that the first meeting of the special  kind of managing committee was held on 24.09.2009 in accordance with law  and this being the position, it can not be accepted  in law that  the special type of managing committee held its first meeting is lawfully on the very date of formation of the committee, that is to say, on 24.09.2009.  
 
13.       On the contrary, Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff, the learned Advocate appearing on behalf of the added respondent no. 7, submits that the record shows  that the approval of the Board to the formation of the special type  of managing committee as contemplated Regulation 50 of  the Regulations of 2009 has been given by Annexure-‘A’ and from a combined reading  of Annexure-‘D’ series and Annexure-‘E’ there can not be  any other meaning then to according of approval to the formation of the special type of managing committee thereunder and in such a posture of things, it can not be said that the Government  did not accord its prior approval  to the constitute a special type of managing committee of the school under Regulation 50 and  from this point of view,  the formation of the special type of managing committee is legal and valid.
 
14.       Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff further submits that in view of the provisions of Regulations 53 and Regulation 9  it is crystal clear that the tenure of the pre-existing  special managing committee of the school has been curtailed  to two years and as the pre-existing  special managing  committee did not take any step to constitute a regular managing committee under Regulation 49 of the Regulations of 2009 a special situation arose or exigency arose to constitute  a special type of managing committee as provided of Regulations of 2009 though the exigency has not been spelt out in the impugned Memo dated  24.09.2009 and with a view to meeting this special situation or exigency the special type of managing  committee  was constituted  under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 and considered from this standpoint, no exception can be taken thereto.
 
15.       Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff next submits that the order given by the Government for holding an enquiry into the formation of the special type of managing committee by the respondent no.1 does not necessarily negate the implied approval of the Government to its formation and since the matter is at the  enquiry stage. The petitioner has no locus standi and standing to come up with the Writ Petition under Article 102 of the Constitution.
 
16.       Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff further submits that Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 does not postulate that the Headmaster of the school  should be the Member-Secretary of the special type of managing committee from under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 and in this regard, he has  drawn our attention to Regulation 3 of the Regulations of 2009 and according  to the Regulation 3 barring Regulations 48, 49, 50 and 51 the management and Regulation of a Non-Government Educational Institution shall be carried on according to the Regulations of 2009 and since the applicability of Regulation 50 has been expressly  barred by Sub-Regulation(1) of Regulation 3 it does not lie in the mouth of Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud to say that the Member-Secretary of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 should be the Headmaster of the school and such being the state of affairs,  no exception can be taken to the formation  of the special type of managing committee on this count.
 
17.       Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff  next  submits that it is true  that on the  very date of formation of the managing committee on 24.09.2009 the first meeting was held  giving less than 24 hours  notice and in that meeting there were 2 agenda  items but the present petitioner being a member of the  pre-existing special managing committee formed under Regulation 22  of the Regulations of 1977  has no legal right to assail the holding the first  meeting of the  of the special type of managing committee formed under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 and in this regard, the petitioner is mere and interloper and he is not an aggrieved by the serving of the notice giving less than 24 hours and discussion more than one agenda item in that meeting.
 
18.       Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff further submits that the previous special managing committee formed under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 was defunct by operation of Regulations 53 and 9 of the Regulations of 2009 and on the date of filing of the Writ Petition 04.10.2009 and Rule issued on 27.10.2009  the petitioner has had no subsisting  legal right to protect by this Constitutional Court and as per the Proviso to Regulation  9 the previous special meeting  of the managing committee would till the holding of the first meeting  of the new managing committee and after the holding of the first meeting of the special type of managing committing formed under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 the previous special managing committee should wash their hands  of the matter.
 
19.   We have heard the submissions of the learned Advocate Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud and the counter-submissions of the learned Advocate Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff and perused the Writ Petition, Affidavit-in-Opposition and relevant Annexures annexed thereto.
 
20.      It is admitted that the earlier special managing committee was formed under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 on 22.04.2007 for a period of 3 years. It is further admitted that both the Board and the Government accorded their respective approval to the constitution of the special managing committee under said Regulation 20(2). It is also undisputed that prior to the formation of the special type of managing committee as provided by Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 the earlier special managing committee have been performing the functions duties and responsibilities  of the managing committee of the school. It transpires that controversies and differences of opinion have previewed of the formation of the special type of managing committee under the said Regulation 50 on 24.09.2009 (Annexure-‘A’ to the Writ Petition). In the facts and circumstances of the case, it seems to us that the earlier special managing committee formed under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977. The present special type of managing committee formed under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 purportedly managing the affairs of the school to the exclusion of the other. The bone of contention between the parties for the constitution of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulation of 2009.
 
21.      It has already been observed that the earlier managing committee was formed on 22.04.2007. Pursuant to Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977, at the instant of the then Headmaster of the school for a period of 3 years. In this connection, Regulations 53(1) and 9 of the Regulations of 2009 may be reproduced below:
 
“৫৩(১) এই প্রবিধানমালা কার্যকর হওয়া সত্ত্বেও, মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্রগ্রাম এর অধিক্ষেত্রভুক্ত এলাকায় অবস্থিত মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক স্তরের বেসরকারি শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানসমূহে বিদ্যমান গভার্ণিং বডি বা, ক্ষেত্রমত, ম্যানেজিং কমিটি এই প্রবিধানমালার অধীন গঠিত হইয়াছে বলিয়া গণ্য হইবে এবং উহাদের মেয়াদের অবশিষ্টকাল অথবা প্রবিধান ৯ অনুসারে নির্ধারিত মেয়াদ, এই দুই এর মধ্যে যাহা আগে আসিবে সে মেয়াদ পর্যন্ত, দায়িত্ব পালন করিয়া যাইবে।
৯। গভার্ণিং বডি ও ম্যানেজিং কমিটির মেয়াদ - প্রবিধান ৩৮ এর বিধান অনুসারে পূর্বে বাতিল করা না হইলে গভার্ণিং বডি বা, ক্ষেত্রমত, ম্যানেজিং কমিটির মেয়াদ হইবে উহার প্রথম সভা অনুষ্ঠানের তারিখ হইতে পরবর্তী দুই বৎসরঃ
তবে শর্ত থাকে যে, কোন গভার্ণিং বডি বা, ক্ষেত্রমত, ম্যানেজিং কমিটির মেয়াদ উত্তীর্ণ হওয়া সত্বেও উহার উত্তরাধিকার গভার্ণিং বডি বা, ক্ষেত্রমত, ম্যানেজিং কমিটির প্রথম সভা অনুষ্ঠিত না হওয়া পর্যন্ত উক্ত প্রথম গভার্ণিং বডি বা, ক্ষেত্রমত, ম্যানেজিং কমিটি উহার দায়িত্ব পালন অব্যাহত রাখিবে।”
 
For determination of the tenure of the provisions special managing committee. There is no gainsaying the fact that the Regulations of 2009 coming into effect on 16th June, 2009. From a combined reading of the provisions of Regulations 53 (1) and Regulation 9 of the Regulations of 2009. It appears to us that the tenure of the previous special managing committee was reduced all criteria to two years. In other words, the stint of the previous special managing committee expired on 21. 04.2009. In view of this scenario, there arose a necessary formation of a special type of managing committee as postulated by Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. At this juncture, it may be recalled that the provisions of Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 are almost identical with those of the provision 50 of the Regulations of 2009.  Since the earlier managing committee was special one, presumably it was not expedient and prudent to form a corresponding special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. Besides after the result of the Regulations of 1977, it appears that it was though proper and desirable to constitute a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50. In this connection, it may be noted that since the school is being managed by the Chittagong Co-operative Society Limited the formation of its regular managing committee will be under Regulation 49 and in the Regulation under 7 of the Regulations of 2009 as contended by Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud since in the prevalent situation it was thought fit proper to form a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 we need not interfere therewith in this Writ Petition.
 
22.       However, though the previous special managing committee has become defunct by operation of the provisions of Regulations 53 and 9 proper of the Regulations of 2009 but the fact remains that the previous function of the  special type of managing committee have been kept arrived by the  proviso. In this regard, it is well-settled that a proviso is in nature of the exception. Anyway, by reason of the proviso to Regulation 9 the previous special managing committee had been carrying on duties and responsibilities till holding of the first meeting of the special type of managing committee on 24. 09.2009.
 
23.       The minimum grounds of attacked vis-a-vis the formation of the special type of managing committee of Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud there make approval of the Government  to its formation and the absence of any situation or exigency as contemplated by Regulation 50 of the Regulations  of 2009  now let us address  these two grounds are attacked.
 
24.       It is true that by Annexure-‘B’ series both the Board and the Government accorded their respective approval to the formation of the earlier special managing committee expressed terms. According to Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud in similar express terms the prior approval of the Government should have been accorded to the formation of the special type of managing committee as adverted to in Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. But according to Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff from a conjoint reading of Annexure-‘D’ series and Annexure-‘E’ leads to the conclusion that the Government accorded its prior approval impliedly to the constitution of the new special type of managing committee. In order to resolve this contentious matter the Annexure- ‘D’ series and Annexure-‘E’ to the Writ Petition may be quoted below verbatim:
 
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শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়
শাখা-১২
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বিষয়ঃ বিশেষ ধরণের স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটি গঠন প্রসঙ্গে
 
চট্রগ্রাম জেলার নাসিরাবাদ উপজেলাধীন অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ে এস|আর|ও নং ১৫২/আইন/২০০৯, মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ডের ৫০ এর ২ উপ-প্রবিধানের বিধান অনুযায়ী বিশেষ ধরণের স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটি গঠনের বিষয়ে বিদ্যমান স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটির রেগুলেশন অনুযায়ী যথাযথ কার্যত্র্রম গ্রহণ করে বিধি মোতাবেক নিষ্পত্তি করার জন্য নির্দেশত্র্রমে অনুরোধ করা হল।

স্বাক্ষর অস্পষ্ট
(শেখ মোমেনা মনি)
সিনিয়র সহকারী সচিব
ফোনঃ ৯৫৭০৬৭২
চেয়ারম্যান
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড
চট্রগ্রাম
 
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্টগ্রাম
সিডিএ এভিনিউ, মুরাদপুর, পাচঁলাইশ, চট্রগ্রাম
 
স্মারক নম্বরঃ চশিবো/বিদ্যা/চট্রঃমহাঃ(পাচঁ)/৬৯১/২০০৪(খন্ড-১)/২২৬৯(২) তারিখঃ ২৯/০৭/২০০৯ ইং
 
বিষয়ঃ চট্রগ্রাম মহানগরসহ পাঁচলাইশ থানাধীন অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ে বিশেষ ধরণের কমিটি গঠন প্রসঙ্গে।
 
সূত্রঃ ক) শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের স্মারক নং- শিম/শাঃ১২/২(১)/২০০০/২৮৪, তারিখ ১২/০৭/২০০৯ ইং
      খ) শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের স্মারক নং- শিম/শাঃ১১/কমিটি-২-৬/২০০৫/৫৩২, তারিখ ০৫/০৪/২০০৭ ইং
 
উপর্যুক্ত বিষয় ও সূত্রের প্রেক্ষিতে জানানো যাচ্ছে যে, অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়টি গত ০১/০১/২০০৮ ইং থেকে একাডেমিক স্বীকৃতি প্রাপ্ত। উক্ত বিদ্যালয়ে বেসরকারী স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটি রেগুলেশন ১৯৭৭ এর ২০(২) ধারায় সূত্রোক্ত ২নং স্মারক মূলে গত ২২/০৪/২০০৭ তারিখ ৩(তিন) বৎসর মেয়াদের জন্য একটি বিশেষ ধরণের কমিটি অনুমোদন দেয়া হয়। সম্প্রতি জারীকৃত স্কুল মানেজিং কমিটি সংক্রান্ত প্রবিধিমালা-২০০৯ এর বিধি ৫৩ এর আলোকে বর্ণিত কমিটির মেয়াদ ইতোমধ্যে ২ বৎসর অতিত্র্রম হয়ে গেছে। সে প্রেক্ষিতে সোসাইটি কর্তৃক দাখিলকৃত ০৭(সাত) সদস্যের বিশষ ধরণের কমিটি অনুমোদন দানের জন্য বিধি ৫০(১) অনুযায়ী সরকার তথা শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের পূর্বানুমোদন প্রয়োজন।
 
এমতাবসহায়, উক্ত কমিটি অনুমোদন দানের বিষয়ে সদয় নির্দেশনা প্রদানের জন্য বিনীতভাবে অনুরোধ করা হল
 
সংযুক্তিঃ কমিটির সদস্যদের তালিকা ০১(এক) পাতা
স্বাক্ষর অস্পষ্ট
(প্রফেসর ড| মুহাম্মদ ইউছুফ)
চেয়ারম্যান
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্রগ্রাম
ফোনঃ ২৫৫৩১৪৪

প্রাপকঃ
মাননীয় সচিব
শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়
বাংলাদেশ সচিবালয়, ঢাকা
 
দৃষ্টি আকর্ষণঃ যুগ্ন সচিব(মাধ্যমিক), শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়, বাংলাদেশ সচিবালয়, ঢাকা
গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার
শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়
শাখা-১২।
 
নং- শিম/শাঃ১২/২(১)/২০০০/৩৬৪                                            তারিখঃ ২৪/০৮/২০০৯ খ্রিঃ
 
বিষয়ঃ বিশেষ ধরণের স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটি গঠন প্রসঙ্গে
 
সূত্রঃ চট্রগ্রাম শিক্ষা বোর্ড এর স্মারক নং চশিবো/বিদ্যা/চট্রঃমহাঃ(পাঁচ)/৬৯১/২০০৪(খন্ড-১)/২২৬৯(২),
      তারিখঃ ২৯/০৭/২০০৯
 
চট্রগ্রাম জেলার নাসিরাবাদ উপজেলাধীন অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ে বিশেষ ধরণের স্কুল ম্যানেজিং কমিটি গঠনের বিষয়ে মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্রগ্রাম(মাধ্যমিকও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক স্তরের বেসরকারী শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানের গভাণিং বডি ও ম্যানেজিং কমিটি) এর প্রবিধান ৫৩(১) ও ০৯ অনুযায়ী বিধিমোতাবেক ব্যবসহা নেয়ার জন্য নির্দেশক্রমে অনুরোধ করা হল।
 
স্বাক্ষর অস্পষ্ট
(মোঃ ইমরুল চৌধুরী)
সিনিয়র সহকারী সচিব
ফোনঃ ৯৫৭০৬৭২
চেয়ারম্যান
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড
চট্রগ্রাম
 
25.       It transpires that the Government has directed  the Board authority to initiate steps for formation of a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 as per  Annexure-‘D’ to the Writ Petition. In reply to Annexure-‘D’ dated 12.07.2009 the Board addressed a Memo dated 29.07.2009 (Annexure-‘D1’ emphasizes the necessity for according prior approval to the constitution a   special type of managing committee under said Regulation 50. Responding to Annexure-‘D1’ dated 29.07.2009 the Government (Ministry of Education) requested the general of the Board to initiate steps under Regulations 53(1) and 9 of the Regulations of 2009. In this context, it is worthy of notice that although by Annexure-‘D1’ the Board lead envisages on the prior approval of the Government to the formation of a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50(1) by Annexure-‘E’ the Government did not   indicate its carefulness inability to acquire the prior approval to the formation of such a committee   under Regulation 50.  From a bare reading of Annexure-‘D’ series and Annexure-‘E’ conjointly it leaves no room for doubt about the Government accorded its prior approval to the formation of a special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 in an implied manner. This is because had the Government decided to not to accord  prior approval to the constitutes  of a special type of managing committee  under Regulation 50  then which have categorically, unambiguously and unmistakably terms  refused  to accord prior approval thereto. In the absence of any such refusal, it can be construed the prior approval of the Government to the formation of the special type of managing committee was implied to all intents and purposes. On this question, we are at one with the submission of Mr. A.F. Hssan Ariff.

26.       As to the express ‘¢h­no f¢l¢Øq¢a­a’ (special situation or exigency) occurring in Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 the impugned Memo (Annexure-‘A’ to the Writ Petition) does not appear to be very communicative precisely speaking the special situation or exigency has not been spelt out therein. In this context, Annexure-‘A’ is reproduced below:
 
“মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষাবোর্ড, চট্রগ্রামঞ্জ
স্মারক নং চশিবো/বিদ্যা/চট্রঃ মহাঃ(পাঁচ)/৬৯১/২০০৪(খন্ড-১)/২৯০১(৩)    তারিখঃ ২৪/০৯/২০০৯ ইং
বিষয়ঃ বিশেষ ধরনের ম্যানেজিং কমিটি অনুমোদন।

সূত্রঃ (ক) শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের স্মারক নং শিম/শাঃ১২/২(১)/২০০০/২৮৪ তারিখঃ ১২/০৭/২০০৯ ইং
      (খ) শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের স্মারক নং শিম/শাঃ১২/২(১)/২০০০/৩৬৪ তারিখঃ ২৪/০৮/২০০৯ ইং
           
উপর্যুক্ত বিষয় ও সূত্রের আলোকে অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ের দৈনন্দিন প্রশাসনিক কার্যাবলী চালাইয়া যাইবার জন্য নিম্মলিখিত ব্যক্তিগণের সমন্বয়ে ম্যানেজিং কমিটি প্রবিধানমালা-২০০৯ এর প্রবিধান ৫০(২) অনুসারে গঠিত বিশেষ কমিটিকে এই স্মারক ইস্যুর তারিখ হইতে ০২ (দুই) বৎসরের জন্য অনুমোদন দেওয়া হইল।

১. জনাব জসিম উদ্দীন চৌধুরী ---------------------------------------------- সভাপতি
   সভাপতি, দি চিটাগাং কো-অপারেটিভ হাউজিং সোসাইটি লিঃ, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রাম
২. জনাব সিরাজুল ইসলাম -------------------------------------------------- সদস্য-সচিব
   সম্পাদক, দি চিটাগাং কো-অপারেটিভ হাউজিং সোসাইটি লিঃ, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রাম
৩. জনাব মোঃ আজিজুল হক, প্রধান শিক্ষক ------------------------------------সদস্য
    অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রামz     (শিক্ষক প্রতিনিধি)
৪. মিসেস রুবী আরা বেগম, সহকারী প্রধান শিক্ষিকা ---------------------------- সদস্য
    অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রামz     (শিক্ষক প্রতিনিধি)
৫. জনাব মমতাজুল হক (রুকু) ----------------------------------------------- সদস্য
    প্রিন্সিপাল কো- অর্ডিনেটর, চট্রগ্রাম চক্ষু হাসপাতাল ও প্রশিক্ষণ কেন্দ্র (অভিভাবক প্রতিনিধি)
৬. জনাব মোহাম্মদ শাহজাহান ----------------------------------------------- সদস্য
    কোষাধ্যক্ষ, দি চিটাগাং কো-অপারেটিভ হাউজিং সোসাইটি লিঃ, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রাম (অভিভাবক প্রতিনিধি)
৭. জনাব মোহাম্মদ আজম --------------------------------------------------- সদস্য
    পরিচালক, এম,টি,এস গার্মেন্টস লিঃ, দেওয়ানহাট, চট্রগ্রাম (অভিভাবক প্রতিনিধি)
 
কমিটির মেয়াদের মধ্যে অবশ্যইঃ
 
ক) নিয়মিত কমিটি গঠন করিয়া বোর্ডের অনুমোদন গ্রহণ করিতে হইবে।
খ) কমিটির সভা আহবান এবং সভা পরিচালনার ক্ষেত্রে প্রবিধান ৩৩ ও ৩৫ অনুসরন করিতে হইবে।
গ) প্রবিধান ৪৫ অনুসারে বিদ্যালয়ের হিসাব পরিচালনা করিতে হইবে।
ঘ) যথাসময়ে বিদ্যালয়ের একাডেমিক স্বীকৃতি নবায়ন করিতে হইবে।

স্বাক্ষর অস্পষ্ট
২৪/০৯/০৯
বিদ্যালয় পরিদর্শক
মাধ্যমিক ও উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা বোর্ড, চট্রগ্রাম।

প্রাপক-
জনাব সিরাজুল ইসলাম, সদস্য-সচিব
অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় ও সম্পাদক, দি চিটাগাং কো-অপারেটিভ সোসাইটি লিঃ,
নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রাম।
 
অবগতি ও কার্যার্থে অনুলিপিঃ
১। জনাব জসিম উদ্দীন চৌধুরী,
    সভাপতি, দি চিটাগাং কো-অপারেটিভ হাউজিং সোসাইটি লিঃ, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রামz
২। জনাব মোঃ আজিজুল হক, প্রধান শিক্ষক
    অংকুর সোসাইটি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়, নাসিরাবাদ, চট্রগ্রাম।”
 
In that Annexure-‘A’, it has been mentioned that the special type of managing committee has been constituted under Regulation 50 with a view to carrying worthy to that advantage accords of the school. It has already been referred to earlier that after the result of the previous Regulations of 1977 and came into force of the present Regulations of 2009 there was a sought of interregnum and this interregnum has been provided for by the proviso to Regulation 9 of the Regulations of 2009. It has also been discussed earlier that the provisions of Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 to correspondence with those of Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009 substantially and in such view of the matter, it was thought expedient and prudent to form a special type of managing committee as enjoined by Regulation 50 of the Regulations of 2009. Although ‘¢h­no f¢l¢Øq¢a­a’ (special situation or exigency)  has not been spelt out in so many words  in Annexure-‘A’ but none the less, the special situation or exigency  has discussed above can not be lost sight of in any view of the matter. It is settled proposition of law that while construing a document the context should be kept in view and the contextual scenario is to be appreciated vis-a-vis the document. Against this backdrop, it is, we are led to hold that the special type of managing committee as contemplated by Regulation 50 was formed with a view to meeting the special situation or exigency as discussed hereinbefore. So the formation of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50, as we see it, our immune from the grounds of attacked on the counts of non-according of prior approval of the Government and the non-explanation of the ‘¢h­no f¢l¢Øq¢a­a’ (special situation or exigency) for all the reason stated above. The Annexure-‘A’ can not be thrown out overbold.  Specially when the pre-existing value under Regulation 20(2) of the Regulations of 1977 have no  legal  right to be protected  by this Court after expiry of their tenure of two years  in view of the provisions of Regulations 53(1)  and 9 of Regulations of 2009. From a bare reading of Regulation 50, it does not appear that the Headmaster, or for that matter, the head of the Educational Institution must be the Member-Secretary of the special type of managing committee. Regulation 50 provides that amongst others there shall be a Member-Secretary it does not necessary mean that the Member-Secretary must be the Secretary of the school. Of course, Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud  by refereeing to Regulation 46(1) of the Regulations of 2009  has argued that the head of the Non-Government Educational Institution as the secondary level shall be the Member-Secretary of the managing committee for the manage  of funds and for reservation of document and with regards of the school. But it appears that of Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud has conveniently remained oblivious   of the provisions of Regulation 3 of the Regulations of 2009 as pointed out by Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff. Sub-regulation (1) of the said Regulation expressly negates the applicability of Regulations 48, 49, 50 and 51 in so far Non-Government for the Educational Institution concerned and as the present special type of managing committee has been formed under Regulation 50, the provisions of this Regulations for the management and Regulation of the school will not be applicable, regard being had to the scheme of the Regulations of 2009 in general and the scheme of Regulation in particular. So it transpires that the provisions of Regulation 3 and those of Regulation 50 taken and read together we come to the definite conclusion that in a special type of managing committee as adverted to in Regulation 50 the headmaster of the school need not be the member-secretary of such a committee. What we are driving at boils down to this:  on this score, the special type of managing committee form under Regulation 50 has not fall and foul of the scheme of the Regulations of 2009. 
 
27.       In the facts and circumstances of the case, it appears that since the school is being ran by the Co-operative Society Limited Regulation 7 of the Regulations of 2009 can not be invoked with a view to form a normal or managing committee, rather a regular can only be formed under Regulation 49 in the background of the facts and circumstances of the case. It appears to us that the formation of the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 is a stop-gap arrangement to be more precise, it is stop-gap to the constitution of a regular managing committee under Regulation 49.
 
28.       As to the contention of Mr. Md. Mutahar Hossain, the first meeting of the special type of managing committee held on 24.09.2009, that is, on the very day of formation of the committee is violative Regulation 34 of the Regulations of 2009. It seems that Mr. A. F. Hassan Ariff has rightly contended that the petitioner is a mere interloper in connection with the holding of the first meeting of the special type of managing committee form under Regulation 50. The petitioner, in our view, was not prejudiced  in way by giving  less than  24 hours notice upon  the members of that special type of managing committee and discussing  and more than one agenda item in that meeting. It transpires that the petitioner is a mere busy body on the question of holding of the first meeting of the special type of managing committee. No number of the special type of managing committee has come forwarded before this Court to dispute the validity and the legality of the notice and the holding of the first meeting of the committee on the very date on the formation of the committee on 24.09.2009. So the objections taken by the petitioner to the holding of the first meeting of the new managing committee on 24.0.2009 stands negative.
 
 29.      As to the submission of Mr. Rokanuddin Mahmud that the order passed by the Government for holding  an enquiry into the submission of the committee negates the implied prior approval, if any, of the Government to the formation of special  type of managing committee under Regulation 50  we feel constrained to  hold that the enquiry has been set in motion  at the instant of the Headmaster of the school who appears to be aggrieved  by the formation of the special type of managing committee on 24.09.2009. The enquiry is still under way. The facts and circumstances of the case do not rule out the possibility that the incumbent Headmaster Mr. Md. Azizul Huq has been pulling well behinds. So as to impede the normal view of the special type of managing committee formed on 24.09.2009. Since the incumbent Headmaster Mr. Md. Azizul Huq has not been taken the formation of this new type of special type managing committee with a grace it transpires that he is banned upon undoing it.
 
30.       Admittedly, the special type of managing committee under Regulation 50 was constituted  under Regulations of 2009   and the Writ Petition  was filed on 04.10.2009 and the Rule issuing order was issued  upon the respondents  on 27.10.2009 this scenario,  indicates that the petitioner had no locus standi or standing to file the Writ Petition under Article 102 of the Constitution when the special type of managing committee had already started functioning  and the holding a first meeting on 24.092.009. In the facts and circumstances of the case and in view of the foregoing discussions, we have no hesitation in holding that the petitioner being a member of the earlier special managing committee    has filed the Writ Petition by way of a smartrick in order to enable the previous managing committee may be operational and functional as far as possible far beyond the expiry of the term of the committee.
 
31.       In the light of what have been stated above, we find no merit in the Rule, the Rule, therefore, fails.
 
            Accordingly, the Rule is discharged without any order as to costs.