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Nursery admissions: SC refuses to stay order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing.
India TV News Desk January 31, 2014 14:38 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing.

A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu said since the order of the high court was in the nature of an interim order, it was not interfering with it and asked the high court to hear the issues raised as expeditiously as possible in the interest of the schools and welfare of the children.  

The apex court gave liberty to the petitioners, Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools, Forum for Promotion of Quality Education for All and some parents to make an application before the single judge of the high court for advancing the March 11 hearing.

Disposing the appeals against the high court's order, the bench made it clear that it is not expressing any opinion on the merits of the matter.

The court agreed with the pleas of—Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education for All—raising objections to a paragraph in the division bench's verdict and expunged those lines from the judgement.

The division bench of the high court has confirmed the order passed by the single judge which had refused to stay the December 18, 2013 guidelines of the Lieutenant Governor (LG).

On January 24, the bench had questioned private schools for raising objections on the LG's notification for scrapping management quota and said the decision must have been taken after considering all the facts.