HC notices to pvt school, land dept

HC notices to pvt school, land dept

Admission was denied to two kids in EWS category

A private school and the Delhi land and development office have been sent notices by the High Court on Wednesday for not admitting two children under the economically weaker section category in classes 4 and 6.

Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri, had earlier said that it doesn’t have any vacancy under the EWS category for this academic session. However, parents filed an RTI application to get information about the number of admissions done after the school’s denial.
Parents found out that at least 20 transfer admissions were done after the school said it did not have vacancies.

Reply in a week

The court has asked the school to file its replies within a week. Aniket Bahutay, seeking admission in class 6, and Sweta Bahutay in class 4, are sitting at home as their parents want to send them to a school near their house.

The school is located on public land allotted by land and development office for Re 1 as annual rent, with a condition that the authorities will provide admission to children from poor families to the extent of 25 per cent and even grant freeships.

“The school in this academic year has taken fresh admissions in both classes 4 and 6, and no student under EWS category was admitted. This is illegal and in breach of the conditions of land allotment,” said advocate Ashok Agarwal, who is fighting the case. 

The next date of hearing is September 24.