The Haryana government has told the Punjab and Haryana high court that its order on admissions of economic weaker section (EWS) students in unaided private schools was not feasible.
TC Gupta, principal secretary school education, in an affidavit told the high court on Wednesday that the scheme would cost the government crore of rupees. The government did not have a provision for the same in its budget not would it be possible to implement it due to the large number of such candidates. The government would appeal against the high court judgment in the Supreme Court.
The government response came after a contempt of court petition, wherein it was alleged that government had failed to implement the court’s order.
The government told the court that it had partially complied with the order.
For classes 9 to 12, schools will be entitled to charge fee from students at the same rate as charged by government schools.
The state has told that the contempt proceedings be put in abeyance impending SC order as government has decided to approach the apex court.
The high court in its order of April 1 had ordered that with respect to admissions to Classes 1 to 8, private unaided schools would be entitled to reimbursement under Rule 134-A of Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, on the same principle as under Right to Education Act, 2009. Rule 134-A deals with admissions to 10% reservation to students from the EWS category.