🎓 Scholarship Alerts 🔔

List of All Latest Scholarships You Can Apply For

Apply New Scholarship
Categories: News

Free education for underprivileged students: Delhi HC seeks response from Centre

In a major development, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the response from the Centre and the AAP government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO to seek free education for students belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG).

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar in the notice to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Delhi government sought their replies to the plea filed by the NGO.

The NGO, Social Jurist, in its petition filed through advocate Ashok Agarwal, has sought the direction to amend the Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009 to provide free education in unaided schools after Class VIII and up to Class XII.

“After Class VII, students from Economically Weaker Sections and other disadvantaged groups are asked by schools authorities to leave because they are incapable of affording the fee from Class IX onwards,” the plea said, adding, “Such students are left with the only option to join government schools.”

The PIL further stated that since government schools are Hindi-medium, these will not only be highly prejudicial to students’ interest but also defeat the very object of providing free education in an unaided private school.

“Their parents are not in a position to pay hefty fees in unaided private schools from Class IX onwards,” the PIL added.

“The very objective of RTE of allowing DG/EWS students to study in unaided schools would be defeated if they are not allowed to continue studies up to class XII and complete their schooling,” Advocate Ashok Agarwal was quoted as saying by a news agency.

According to reports, students admitted under the RTE across the country are facing the threat of discontinuing their studies after Class VIII.

Manmath Nayak

Recent Posts

  • E-Kalyan

E-Kalyan Status 2021 – Steps to Check Online Application Status

E-Kalyan status is one of the prominent features of the E-Kalyan scholarship portal that allows…

2 days ago
  • E-Kalyan
  • Scholarships

E-Kalyan Login 2021- Process, Reset Username and Password, Scholarship Renewal

E-Kalyan Login is a distinctive feature of the E-Kalyan portal that allows the users to…

6 days ago
  • Maharashtra
  • News
  • Scholarships

Maharashtra Scholarship Test 2021 for Class 5 & 8 Postponed Again; Schedule Withheld till Further Notice

New Delhi, 11 May 2021 - The Maharashtra Scholarship Test 2021 for Classes 5 and…

6 days ago
  • Scholarships

Oasis Scholarship 2021-22 – A Dedicated Scholarship Portal for West Bengal Students

Oasis scholarship portal is a one-stop online scholarship portal for all the scholarships that are…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2021 – Updated Eligibility & Selection

PMRF or Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship scheme aims to attract the talent pool of the country…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships

MCM Scholarship 2021 – Know All About Merit cum Means Scholarship

MCM Scholarship is a merit cum means scholarship that offers monetary support to meritorious and…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships

How to Find the Right Scholarship Opportunity?

“How to find the right scholarship opportunity?” is one of the most commonly asked questions…

1 week ago
  • MahaDBT

MahaDBT Scholarship Status 2021 – Check Online Status, MahaDBT Key Dates

MahaDBT Scholarship Status is one of the important features of the MahaDBT scholarship portal that…

2 weeks ago
  • Scholarships
  • UP Scholarship

UP Scholarship Status 2021 – Check Scholarship Status through PFMS

UP scholarship status is one of the key features of UP scholarship portal (Scholarship &…

2 weeks ago
  • Exam
  • Olympiad

Olympiad Exams – Top 5 Competitive Exams to Take in 2021

Various organisations across the country conduct Olympiads, a category of competitive exams in India that…

2 weeks ago
  • Scholarships

DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship 2020-21 – Opening Ways for ‘Innovation in Technology’

‘DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship’ is an initiative of DXC Technology India to improve the social…

2 weeks ago
  • Scholarships

UGC Scholarship 2021 – University Grants Commission (UGC)

UGC Scholarship – University Grants Commission (UGC), a renowned statutory body established under the Ministry…

2 weeks ago