Thursday, January 23, 2014

Govt gets HC notice over nursery admission in pvt schools

Govt gets HC notice over nursery admission in pvt schools


The High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi government on a fresh PIL regarding nursery admissions in private unaided schools. The PIL was filed by NGO Social Jurist and advocate Ashok Aggarwal on the government's inaction over the issue of selection criteria in these schools.
The NGO had filed a similar plea in 2010, which stated that the Recognized Schools (Admissions Procedure for Pre-Primary Class) Order, 2007, issued by the Delhi government, gave 'free rein' to schools to formulate selection criteria for nursery admissions, in violation of the RTE Act.
The court had passed an order in February asking the NGO to submit a representation to the L-G to change the provisions of the rules.
The latest PIL sought an order "declaring the provisions of clause 14 of the Recognized Schools (Admissions Procedure for Pre-Primary Class) Order, 2007, as arbitrary, discriminatory, unjust, illegal, unconstitutional, anti-child and hit by the scheme of the RTE Act, 2009," and asked the court to "issue an appropriate writ order to the respondents to formulate fresh guidelines for Nursery/pre-primary admissions in line with the Section 13 read with Section 2 (o) of the RTE Act, 2009, in order to make Section 13 read with Section 2 (o) meaningful".
High Court bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath has asked the government to reply to the PIL on the next date of hearing in July.

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