New Delhi, Aug 13: BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay on Thursday filed a PIL in Supreme Court to amend Right To Education (RTE) and implementation of Right to Equal Education (RTEE) i.e. Equal Standard and Uniform Syllabus for children between 6 and 14 years of age.
Ashwini Upadhyay told OneIndia, "In the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, I appealed to the apex court to direct the government to ensure uniform syllabus in all schools for the children of 6 to 14 years of age throughout the nation."
"This would ensure equal opportunity of education, employment to become valuable to all the countrymen and also to ensure social and economic equality to them," Upadhyay further added.
"If RTEE gets implemented then students irrespective of their mediums and boards will receive same type of education because in at current the law ensures right to education to the children but they do not get same quality of education," Upadhyay added.
In his petition Upadhyay, who is a member of Supreme Council Bar Council, said, "Article 21A in its present form may not achieve its goal at any point of time. It is not compulsory and free that education by itself which will result desired equality of opportunity and promote unity and integrity of the nation.
"The education itself to the children from age 6 to 14 years in its present form of inequality will be meaningless unless the compulsory and free education is on equal basis to all the children of the said age group," the petition further added.
"That equality as contemplated in the preamble of the Constitution can be achieved, when equal education is provided to all the children. Equal in the sense that the syllabus in all these schools in the country is same. The script and medium of teaching may be different. These will not, in any manner, to hamper the objective of equal education," added the petitioner.