The Delhi high court is seeking the response from the AAP government and center over the plea which alleged that there is alarmingly uneven distribution of science and commerce streams in the government schools.
A notice in this regard was also issued by the Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar to CBSE.
The bench has asked the city government, the center and CBSE to file affidavits on the matter and further hearing on the case is scheduled on November 28.
The plea, which is filed by Yusuf Naqi through his counsel G M Akhtar, said "the allocation of science and commerce streams have been done in an uneven manner which cannot be justified, thus causing grave injustice and prejudice to the pupils here. There are a total of 41 government schools in central Delhi, wherein only 2 schools offer science stream throughout the entire district, whereas in north east district of Delhi, there are as many as 18 schools out of total 38 which offer science stream at intermediate level ".
The plea also alleged that there are only two schools in central Delhi which have science as a stream in their curriculum.
“Though there are government educational institutions offering science and commerce streams at intermediate level, however the distribution of such schools offering both streams is alarmingly uneven and it is evident from the government records that there are ‘shadow pocketsʼ in different regions of Delhi that do not offer science and commerce streams at all, in their academic curriculum,” it said.