A new judgment was passed by the Kerela High Court stating
that Kendriya Vidyalaya cannot discriminate against the children of High
Court's staff in the matter of admission under the government quota.
A petition was filed by MG Antony of Kumbalangi, who is a
personal assistant to a high court judge and the judgment was passed in this
matter regarding the admission of his six-year-old son Aldus Antony.
According to MG Antony, he wanted admission of his son for
class I in the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools run by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
(KVS), namely KV INS Dronacharya, KV-I, KV-II, and KV Port Trust. There, in the
application form under category for parent's employment, options provided were
for central government, autonomous body of central government, state
government, autonomous body of state government, and others...
Antony filed the application form under the state government
category based on a service certificate that had been issued by the high court.
To this, Kendriya Vidyalaya disagreed and regarded him as working in a private
organization, while a few others included him in the category of autonomous
body of state government. Thus, he was denied admission for his son in the year
Antony's advocate Murali Purushothaman stated in High Court
that an employee of the high court who draws salary from the consolidated fund
of the state will come under the category of state government.