The High Court yesterday stayed till today the joining of newly-appointed principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) Prof Fouzia Rezwan.
The court asked Deputy Attorney General Amit Dasgupta to ensure that Fouzia does not join the post till 11am today.
The bench of M Enayetur Rahim and Md Khairul Alam passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate Eunus Ali Akond, challenging the appointment.
It said the governing body of VNSC is the authority to appoint its principal as per relevant regulations, while the government has authority to appoint teachers.
But the government illegally appointed Fouzia as principal of the institution on September 15, although it has no jurisdiction to do so, he said in the petition.
DAG Amit Dasgupta told the court he would place before the HC the law under which the government appointed Fouzia.
Principal Nazneen Ferdous and two other teachers of the institution were removed last year over suicide of Aritry Adhikari, a student of the school.