In response to a plea, the Delhi HC recently issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and the CBSE. The plea claimed that facilities in the Delhi government schools are inadequate at the senior secondary level.
The court asked the authorities to file their replies and scheduled the next hearing on November 28.
The plea was filed by Yusuf Naqi, according to which lack of facilities meant that students were unable to choose a profession of their choice.
The plea mentioned that there are 41 government schools in the Central Delhi and only two of them are offering the Science as a stream. As a result of this, children who want to study science have to travel outside their districts to the institutions which are sparsely located and overcrowded.
The plea said that according to the government records “there were shadow pockets in different regions of Delhi, where the schools did not offer science and commerce stream in their academic curriculum”.
Such a non-uniform distribution of the schools is nothing less than the injustice and prejudice to the students.
The plea further said, the court can issue directions to the authorities to submit a blueprint of the solution within 15 days. The plea also said that authorities could provide free transportation facility to the students who have to travel more than 3km and provide a minimum relaxation of 20% in minimum attendance.