Delhi HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies on plea to bring schools under state
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-09

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The high court today sought responses from the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking implementation of a NCERT-panel recommendation to bring all public-funded schools under the city government for the betterment of education.

The court also asked local bodies like the municipal corporations, the Delhi Cantonment Board and the NDMC to examine the matter in view of the larger public interest.A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said, “ These are very important issues. It may help in the cause of education. Get the matter examined in larger public interest.”

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The plea filed by an NGO said that over 25 lakh students study in the schools run by the Delhi government and local bodies here, and despite repeated recommendations of various committees, including the NCERT panel of 2010, they have not been brought under a unified body, i.e. the Delhi government.


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