Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Delhi HC Notice to Delhi Govt. and govt. School
The High Court (Justice G.S.Sistani) today issued notices to Sarvodaya Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Kheda Khurd and the Directorate of Education, Delhi on a petition filed by a student Neha through Advocate Ashok Agarwal in Delhi High Court questioning inaction on the part of the School to grant admission to her in Class XI in the academic year 2012-13 and also to allow her to attend classes as she has passed Class X from the same school in the academic year 2011-12.
“Neha could not seek admission to class XI as she suffered from Jaundice, typhoid and anemia and remained under medical treatment from 31.07.2012 to 14.09.2012 under Government Dispensary. On recovering from her illness, she approached the school in September 2012 for admission but the school denied her admission without any valid reason and in the violation of the provisions of Delhi School Education Act, 1973. Since then, Neha and her father Ashok Sharma (M-9213518566) have been running from pillar to post but till date, the school has not granted her admission,” submitted Mr. Agarwal.
“It is unfortunate, that the Government of Delhi which claims to be working for the welfare of girl students has literally punished the poor girl Neha by denying admission to her. The Government did not move even after receiving a legal notice of 11.12.2012 from the Social Jurist. Neha cannot be denied admission in such case where she could not join the school on account of her illness. A student cannot be legally asked to wait for another year as she may either loose interest in studies or may go astray on account of the passage of time,” argued Mr. Agarwal.
The next date of hearing is 23.01.2013.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate