Friday, December 09, 2011

Parents moved a petition against an unaided school

Hearing on Monday December 12, 2011
Parents through Advocate Ashok Agarwal have today moved a petition before the Delhi High Court seeking directions against the St. Lawrence Convent Secondary School to forthwith stop discriminating against those students who have not made payment of Rs.400/- per month each in the name of smart class and to allow them to attend classes along with those students who have made payment for smart classes and to revert back to old pattern which was in practice before 17.10.2011, prohibit the school from demanding fees on account of Smart Classes without first getting permission from the Directorate of Education, as required under Section 17(3) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and direct the Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi to enquire into the allegations of humiliation, harassment and insult subjected to the students who did not make payment on account of Smart Class by the authorities of the respondent school as mentioned in the complaint dated 17.10.2011, 20.10.2011 and 24.10.2011 and to take appropriate action against the erring authorities of the respondent/school in accordance with law.

The matter is likely to be heard by the Hon’ble High Court on Monday, 12.12.2011.

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