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Sanskriti gives in

Buckling under the pressure exerted by the Delhi High Court, Sanskriti School has granted nursery admission to wards of two Group A officers of Indian Railways.

delhi Updated: Mar 14, 2009 00:20 IST
Harish V Nair

Buckling under the pressure exerted by the Delhi High Court, Sanskriti School has granted nursery admission to wards of two Group A officers of Indian Railways.

The officers had accused the school of discriminating amongst the railway cadre by adopting “arbitrary and illegal rules”.
Hindustan Times had reported on the case on February 10 and March 2.

Justice Ravindra Bhat was informed of the development on Friday when the school was to submit details of criteria adopted to categorise wards of various classes of civil servants for granting nursery admissions and the school’s source of funding.

After their lawyer Ambar Qamaruddin submitted that the school had admitted Adya Tomar and Prabhas Agarwal, the judge allowed him to withdraw the case.

The school was accused of awarding 20 extra points to children of only Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) officials for admissions.

As per rule 6(a) of Sanskriti’s school-specific criteria for admissions this year, only children of IAS, IPS, IFS (Group-A), IRTS and Customs were awarded these extra points. Indian Railway Services of Engineers, Mechanical Engineers,
Electrical Engineers, Signal Engineers, Personnel and Accounts were left out.

“By admitting them, it seems the school has now taken a decision to give parity to wards of all Group A officials of the railways”, said Qamaruddin. Earlier, the Ministry of Railways and the Railway Board chairman had asked the school to treat all Group-A services at par.