Supreme Court put aside Delhi’s high court order


The Supreme Court has put aside the Delhi high court order on May 26 manage private schools to fill up reserved seats pending over the past decade under the Economically Weaker Section category in the next five years.

We are unable to appreciate that how clause 4 of the impugned order dated May 26 can be work even if the schools are at default for the earlier period of years as the same cannot be compensate in this manner by an interim order,” said a bench of Sanjay Kishan Kaul and AS Oka on September 1.

The high court issues order in response to NGO Justice for All’s plea seeking directions for private schools to enforce the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. It asked the state to ensure that 25% of seats under the Economically Weaker Secion category are filled up on the basis of declared sanctioned strength at the entry-level irrespective of the actual number of students admitted under the general category.

The Delhi government told that the high court at least 132 private schools have failed to provide admissions under the EWS category even as notices were issued to them. The high court order was meant for schools set up on private as well as government land.

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