Govt terms ‘nursery ruling’ by single judge totally wrong, moves HC

Govt terms ‘nursery ruling’ by single judge totally wrong, moves HC

The state government on Thursday appealed before a Delhi High Court division bench while disagreeing with a single judge’s verdict which gave autonomy to private schools in nursery admissions.

Arguing that the order passed by the single judge is “totally wrong”, “erroneous” and “against the law”, the Delhi government petition says the single judge has not appreciated the correct legal position and scheme of Article 21 and Article 21-A besides laying undue emphasis on the right of schools.

“The judge erred to hold that if parents are given freedom to choose school, good schools would attract more students and expand while not-so-good schools would lose students,” the appeal filed by the government adds.

It maintains there cannot be any discrimination or question of autonomy in admission of tiny tots. “The judge failed to consider that education is a paramount consideration for the welfare of society and in this, there are several participants…Quash and set aside the impugned judgment dated 28th November, 2014 with all consequential benefits and reliefs,” the Directorate of Education urged HC.

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