SC issues notices to Delhi govt, DoE

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New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to Delhi government and Director of Education, Delhi, on a petition challenging Delhi High Court order making it compulsory for schools up to seventh standard to get recognition from the government.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices P Sathasivam and J M Panchal directed the Delhi government to file its response within six weeks.

The petitioner Cordination Committee of Public Schools has contended before the apex court that the impugned judgement of the High Court is in violation of the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, which does not lay guidelines that the schools up to VIIth standard should be recognised by the government.

Private Public schools presently can be run without recognition up to seventh standard.

The apex court, however, refused to stay the operation of the impugned High Court order.

The main contention of the government is that, when students passing out from such unrecognised school seek admission in higher classes of another school, they face problems as some of the schools refuse to admit them since they have passed out from schools which are not recognised.

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