In a setback to the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected its plea for scrapping the uniform education system brought in by the earlier DMK government and directed its immediate implementation.
A three-judge bench of justices JM Panchal, Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan dismissed the state's plea that the uniform
system of school education (Amendment) Act brought into force by the DMK government was sub-standard, lacked quality and was politically motivated.
The apex court also ordered that the act be implemented within 10 days.
Immediately after assuming power, the Jayalalithaa government had moved an amendment to the act on the ground
that it was sub-standard and the syllabus prescribed was essentially done to promote the political interest of the then DMK government.
The Madras high court's order had struck down the amendment moved by the Jayalalithaa government.