The bench comprising Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose, while considering appeals [D.A.V. College Trust And Management Society vs. Director Of Public Instructions] filed by colleges or associations running the colleges and/or schools, observed:
We have no doubt in our ;mind that,the bodies and NGOs mentioned in sub-clauses(i)and (ii) in the second part of the definition are in addition to the four categories mentioned in clauses(a)to(d)Clauses(a)to(d)cover only those bodies etc.which have been established or constituted in the four manners prescribed therein.By adding an inclusive clause in the definition Parliament intended to add two more categories the first being in sub-clause (i), which relates to bodies which are owned,controlled or substantially financed by the appropriate Government.These can be bodies which may not have been constituted by or under the Constitution, by an act of Parliament or State Legislature or by a notification.Anybody which is owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Government,would be a public authority.
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