RTE VIOLATION- Delhi Govt. Schools deny English subject and impose Sanskrit subject in Class XI
478-479, Lawyers Chambers, Western Wing, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi-110054
The Director of Education
Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Old Secretariat Building,
Civil Lines, Delhi-110054
Subject: Students being denied the English subject in class XI
We would like to draw your attention towards the fact that Government run schools are denying the English subject in class XI to those students who have though been declared qualified in the Class X CBSE Examination 2011-12.
We, at Social Jurist, have received certain letters from students, namely Jeenat, Sonali Rawat, Aisha Parveen, Uzma and Mubeena, all of them who have qualified in Class X CBSE Examination. They are students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Shastri Park and wish to take up English as a subject in Class XI but are being denied the same.
According to the Order of the Delhi High Court in LPA no.635 of 2010, wherein the appellant had not passed the English subject in Class X CBSE Examination, the Hon’ble High Court had issued a direction that the appellant be allocated English subject to the condition that she clears the CBSE Supplementary Examination in English. A copy of the order is attached for your perusal.
It is submitted that amongst the complaints received, there are cases of students who have been declared qualified in English in Class X CBSE Examination and still were denied the subject in Class XI. Copies of the letters received are attached for your perusal.
It is submitted English has attained immense importance as a language today for it is the globally recognized language and is an instrument for stepping into the competitive world which awaits these students. By denying them a subject of their choice, they are not only being forced to study a subject against their will but also hampering their chances to be on an equal footing with students from Private schools.
We request you to extend the benefit of the aforementioned Order of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court to all the similarly situated students at your end and take further action as deemed necessary.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Adviser, Social Jurist