Jitender Kumar who has passed Class VIII from a recognised private school of Delhi has been denied admission in Govt school citing "no seat available". Another reason cited for denial of admission is that the student is overage in terms of the DoE circular of 04.04.2014 which says that for admission in class IX, the age of child should be 13+ but less than 15 years. Jitender is 16 years old and has passed class VIII in the academic year 2014-15 and seeks admission in class IX in the academic year 2015-16 in the Govt school.
Student Jitender has today filed this writ petition in Delhi HIgh Court through Advocate Ashok Agarwal challenging validity of the DoE circular of 04.04.2015 on the grounds that the same is anti-child, arbitrary, discriminatory, irrational, unconstitutional, suffers from lack of authority in law, violative of articles 14,15,21 and 21-A of the Constitution of India and contrary to the provisions of Delhi School Education Act, 1973. The Government cannot discriminate students on the ground of planned and non-planned admission policy.
The petition is likely to come up for tomorrow.
Copy of DoE Circular attached
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate