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File contempt petition against UT: HC

File contempt petition against UT: HC

Express news service : Fri Jul 13 2012, 03:28 hrs

Alleging that schools in Chandigarh had failed to comply with the directions of the Supreme Court on the issue of granting admission to students belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS), social activist Hemant Goswami on Thursday demanded strict action to be taken against the erring schools.
During the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation filed by Goswami, the petitioner argued that the Supreme Court directions to reserve 15 per cent admissions in all classes had not been complied with. A division bench suggested that in wake of non compliance, the petitioner could file a contempt of Court petition against the schools and Administration.
Goswami submitted that he would file a contempt petition against the schools on account of non compliance of Court directions.
The petitioner had moved the High Court seeking directions to private schools to fill the vacant seats under the EWS category.
The High Court on a previous date of hearing had made it clear that the Right to Education (RTE) Act would have an overriding effect on all other regulations regarding reservation of seats for the economically weaker section. The High Court had directed the private schools to comply with the RTE Act and the latest Supreme Court judgment on the Act.
Disposing of petitions filed by private schools challenging various schemes of the UT Administration and demanding reimbursements, the High Court had 'left open' the dispute pertaining to concessions awarded to private schools at the time of allotment of land.

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