Thursday, May 10, 2007
Thursday May 10 2007 14:23 IST
CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Government to set up the National Institute of Science Education and Research at Bhubaneswar by August 2007.
Disposing of the PIL filed by one Prasanta Kumar Das challenging the shifting of National Institute of Science from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata, a division bench of Justices I.M. Quddusi and AK Samantray directed the Centre to abide by the affidavit filed by it in the High Court.
The HC had earlier stayed the shifting but the order was vacated by the Supreme Court, which directed the Centre to dispose of the matter in three months.
Pursuant to such directions, the Union HRD Ministry had filed an affidavit before the High Court stating that NISER, which was at par with NIS would be established and start functioning by August 2007.
Considering the statements made in the affidavit, the High Court has disposed of the litigation.