Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Imp Delhi H C Order on EWS admissions in Unaided Pvt School & also on inclusion of Orphan Child in Disadvantaged Group

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI W.P.(C) 8434/2011, CM No.1122/2012 SOCIAL JURIST ..... Petitioner Through: Mr. Ashok Agarwal, Adv. versus GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI ..... Respondent Through: Ms. Ruchi Sindhwani, Adv. for GNCTD along with Ms. Shashi Kaushal, Additional Director, Education Dept. CORAM: HON'BLE THE ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SAHAI ENDLAW O R D E R 20.04.2012 1. Status report is filed by the learned counsel appearing for the Government of NCT of Delhi. As per this report, in 1026 schools, total vacant seats under EWS category are 9706, details whereof are given in the said report. It is further stated that Directorate of Education has now published this information of vacant seats so that the seats are filled at the earliest. We direct the Directorate of Education to take such steps forthwith so that the seats are filled before the summer vacation starts. 2. The petitioner has also filed CM No.1122/2012 seeking a direction that the Government of NCT of Delhi to forthwith specify by notification Orphan Children as children belonging to disadvantaged group within the meaning of Section 2(d) of the RTE Act, 2009. Learned counsel for the respondent states that exercise in this behalf is already on and necessary notification is expected within two months from today. As far as other reliefs are concerned, learned counsel for the respondent assures that the Directorate of Education shall take further remedial measures in that regard. In view of the statement of learned counsel for the respondent, no further orders are required to be passed in this writ petition which is accordingly disposed of. However, liberty is granted to the petitioner to approach the Court again in case any of the grievances still surviving after representation of the petitioner to the Directorate of Education and Directorate of Education still does not take remedial steps. ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE RAJIV SAHAI ENDLAW, J APRIL 20, 2012

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