The Civil Court has ordered the government to pay more than MVR 15 million as reparation to Mandhu College.
Male’ High Private Limited who runs Mandhu College submitted the initial case to the Civil Court in 2016 requesting damages and legal fees as reparation for unlawfully closing down the school.
The Civil Court initially ruled in favor of the government, in turn Mandhu College submitted an appeal to the High Court requesting to revise the decision made by the Civil Court.
The High Court ruled in favor of the College after the appeal stating that the agreement was terminated unlawfully and that it could claim reparation against the government.
The case was again appealed to the Supreme Court which upheld the previous verdict of the High Court. The Supreme Court stated that the government had not been able to prove that the school was not operating as per the agreement and the decision to close down the school was not based on any real evidence.
The verdict by the Supreme Court stated that the Education Ministry was required to issue permits which were not provided when the company was ordered to close down the college and vacate the premises. Moreover, the government failed to take any actions to hold Mandhu College liable for not operating the school within six years of awarding the contract.
The Civil Court ordered the government to pay MVR 15 million to Male’ High Private Limited as reparation within a month.