High Court calls on Delhi government to plead for school admission of 44,000 EWS children

HC Seeks Delhi Government’s Position on Advocacy Seeking Admission in EWS Category

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Monday demanded the Delhi government’s ‘sharp and clear’ response to a petition seeking to secure the admission of more than 44,000 children, belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups, to various schools. private here. A bench headed by Justices Rajiv Shakdher and Talwant Singh issued an opinion on public interest litigation by NGO Justice For All and asked Delhi government lawyer Santosh Kumar Tripathi to file the responnse.

“File a concise and crisp answer (about) what is your understanding of the Right to Education Act, the position of the number of seats in the previous year, the applications filed and the number of admissions”, the court said when listing the case for a rehearing. April 26.





The plea, filed through lawyers Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga, alleged that there had been a gross violation of the fundamental rights of thousands of children awaiting admission since April 2021 due to inaction. government in the performance of their duty.

The petition states that although there are over 53,000 seats from the current year and an additional 24,000 seats are to be carried over from the last academic session, making a total of 77,000 seats for children belonging to the section economically weaker (EWS) and disadvantaged group, only 21,000 children were admitted.

He alleged that the director of education delayed the process on his own and is now denying admission due to delayed admission which is the duty of the proper government. The petitioning NGO has asked the director of education to take action against private schools which have not admitted pupils to the allocated places.

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