Saturday, March 23, 2013

M.P. Government Trying to Violate Supreme Court order on RTE

M.P. Government Trying to Violate Supreme Court order on RTE

Bhopal: M.P Federation of Christian Educational Institutions and Federation of M.P Minority Education Institutions have condemned the recent statement of the Madhya Pradesh Education Minister that Missionary schools will have to admit students under the RTE Act are a violation of the Supreme Court order. The statement also is an attempt to tarnish the image of the Christian community in the state.

The education department officers are forcing the Christian minority run schools in many districts to admit students under the RTE. They say that the department has not sent any notification. It is to be noted that the Supreme Court judgements are law of the Country, the State Government authorities must keep the supreme authority of the SC. It is a patrician statement made by the education department.

While addressing a press conference at Seva Sadan, Bhopal, the state coordinator Father Anand Muttungal said, “RTE Act is not just an act that compels a school to take 25 % of admissions from the weaker section but it is aimed at all round development of the educational system. So all the educational institutions are under the RTE but admitting 25 % of reservation is excluded in Minority Run educational institutions in the recent judgement of the Supreme Court.”

“The government must make a new rule for the to implement the RTE in Madhya Pradesh. The SC ruling has given a new vision to the RTE Act”, said Abraham Quareshi

The original part of the judgement:-

However, the said 2009 Act and in particular Sections 12(1)(c) and 18(3) infringes the fundamental freedom guaranteed to unaided minority schools under Article 30(1) and, consequently, applying the R.M.D. Chamarbaugwalla v. Union of India [1957 SCR 930] principle of severability, the said 2009 Act shall not apply to such schools.

THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA in its judgement on 06.5.2011 in the W.P. No. 24463(W) of 2007 said, “... I do not think, having regard to the special Constitutional status of the petitioners as educational institutions of a religious minority, they can be clubbed together with the general category of non-state private educational institutions.”

State Vice President Susheel Prasad said, “Minority educational institutions are together and the department must read the documents well before speaking out statements against any community.”

State General Secretary of the Isai Mahasangh Jerry Paul said, “if the state Government continues to discriminate the Christian schools in the state we will have to carry out protest all over the state.”

Father Anand Muttungal Ibahim Quaresi Susheel Prasad

State Coordinator Chairman State Vice President


1 comment:

  1. Refer to the WP 5675 of 2013......where the M.P.High Cort Double Bench has squashed the order issued by the M.P. Education Department dated 18/03/2013