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Nursery admission: SC seeks response of Delhi govt

PTI 02 Jun 2014, 20:48:08 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Delhi government on a plea of a man whose kid could not get admission in nursery class in a school here under the inter-state transfer category, saying there cannot be “discrimination” in admission.

A bench of justices J S Kehar and C Nagappan took note of the submission of the Delhi government that another bench of the apex court had said that its verdict will benefit only those kids whose parents have approached it.

“We can also pass the same order. We want to know to as to how you can discriminate among children. It is against Article 14 and 15 (equality before law) of the Constitution,” it said.

It also asked the counsel for Dinesh Kumar, who has moved the court for admission of his ward, to consider the offer of the Directorate of Education (DoE) that it can ensure admission in a good government school.

“Everybody wants admission in a reputed private school,” the counsel for DoE said.

Earlier, the court had issued a notice on a separate plea of four parents that their children be also granted admission in nursery class under the inter-state transfer category in pursuance of an earlier order.