Private schools get a final chance
High Court has granted four weeks to the schools to evolve a transparent and comprehensive policy.india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 15:30 IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted a 'last opportunity' of four weeks to private schools in the Capital to evolve a transparent and comprehensive policy and dispense with the practice of interviewing nursery students and their parents for admission.
A Division Bench of Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma, however, maintained it would not grant any further time to schools in this regard. The Bench had earlier, on a PIL filed by advocate Ashok Aggarwal, issued notices to the government and the management of private schools questioning the authority under which such interviews were being conducted in the capital.
Senior counsel R K Jain, appearing for the schools, sought six weeks time on grounds that the in-house committee of the schools formed at the directive of the courtwas still in the process of formulating an appropriate methodology to dispense with the system of interviewing kids and parents.
However, petitioner Aggarwal strongly opposed any further grant of time to the schools on the ground that it was part of dilatory tactics being adopted by school managements to persist with the pernicious system. He also pointed out that, on the last hearing on December 9, 2005, the schools had made a similar plea for a last chance of another four weeks.