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Delhi HC asks private unaided schools to admit poor students

delhi Updated: Feb 24, 2010 23:43 IST
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The Delhi High Court on Wednesdsay directed some private un-aided schools of the city to comply with its previous order of giving admission to students from weak financial backgrounds.

A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Mukta Gupta said the interim order would continue and asked Frank Anthony school, Indian School and Modern School to reserve 10+5 per cent quota for the children from Economic Weaker Section (EWS) at the time of admission.

In case of failure to comply with the order, the schools have to give 20 per cent instead of 15 per cent out of their total number of seats for the poor children, the Bench said.

Besides, the Directorate of Education of Delhi government, the schools were also asked to file an affidavit by April 3 stating how they will fill the quota for the academic session 2010-2011.

The direction came on a petition filed by Social Jurists, an NGO, through counsel Ashok Aggarwal alleging that the city's majority private schools have complied with the court order but a few of them were yet to do so.

According to the counsel, the schools were allotted public land on concessional rates on condition that they would also admit students from economically weaker sections.

Ashok Aggarwal, counsel for Social Jurist, said there were complaints that some schools do not issue admission forms to parents who are poor.