Sunday, 20 March 2016

Delhi HC framed Admission criteria for Schools

Admission criteria

The school would assess the applicants on a scale of 1 to 100 in the following manner:

(a) Under the neighbourhood head, an applicant staying within a radius of 3 kms will get the maximum of 20 points. Less weightage has been proportionately assigned to those living farther off, upto the distance of 10 km. from the school and no weightage be given for those living beyond that distance.

(b) A sibling will get 20 points.

(c) Under alumni category, if the father or mother is an alumni, 5 points each will be given and if both are alumni, 10 points will be given.

(d) Any child who is physically disabled or any child with special needs will get 5 points.

(e) Under educational qualification, a maximum of 20 points will be awarded depending on the parents’ level of qualification.

In the case of single parent weightage given for educational qualification will be doubled.

(b) A girl child will get 5 points.

(c) Under school specific parameters which the school will decide, 20 points will be given. The weightage under school specific parameters should, in no case, be used for any sort of interview or interactive session with parents/children.

Thus fully taking into consideration the several weightage points that deserved inclusion, the committee is recommending the following specific matrix for calculation of weightage points:

The above Rules framed based upon the Judgment delivered by the Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 08th February, 2007 in Kriti Sisodia Vs. Directorate of Education which is reported in AIR 2007 Delhi 179:

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Sources: Dinamalar ePaper

Sunday, 13 March 2016

GO on land requirement for schools upheld

Sources: Dinamalar ePaper

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GO on land requirement for schools upheld

Published: Mar 12, 2016 10:39 PM

The Madras High Court has upheld the Government Order (GO) prescribing the minimum requirement or extent of land to be possessed by Matriculation Schools as a precondition for grant of recognition.

Chennai: Justice R Subbiah while dismissing a plea moved by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetathipathi Jayendra Saraswathy Sankara Matriculation School in Thiruvarur Taluk seeking to declare the GO as null and void, said “The GO has been issued based on the recommendations of a committee headed by former Vice-chancellor Dr Chittibabu and it is not for this court to either say that the recommendations should not form the basis of the GO or this court can prescribe the minimum requirement or extent of land to be possessed by the Matriculation Schools as a prerequisite for grant of recognition.” 

The school’s counsel NGR Prasad had contended that despite the school constructing a modern three-storeyed building with 12 classrooms in an area of 6,500 square feet in 2013, the applications seeking recognition during 2009, 2011 and 2013 had been rejected based on the GO which mandates possession of 3 acres as a condition for grant of such approval. 

He further submitted that while 3 acres has been prescribed for schools in rural areas, for those within the corporation limits a mere 6 grounds of land is enough. He said the classification smacked of arbitrariness as it had no nexus with the purpose and object sought to be achieved. 

Prasad also argued that when about 748 Matriculation Schools in the State have not so far complied with the land area requirement prescribed in the GO, the petitioner alone cannot be insisted to comply with the same. 

Additional Advocate General PH Aravind Pandian, appearing on behalf of the State, argued that the GO had come forth after collecting comprehensive data from 3,000 matriculation schools in Tamil Nadu. He also submitted that the Government, considering the steep rise in land costs has granted three or four years’ time for the management to satisfy the conditions with regard to land area. 

Also, pointing out the school instead of fulfilling the requirements preferred to challenge the GO, said the time granted to fulfil the land area requirement will cover only the existing schools and not to newly constructed schools. 

ln the present case, the school building was opened only on November 3, 2013 for which recognition is being sought. Further, as on date, the petitioner has recognition only to impart education up to class five and such recognition is valid till December 2017. But Matriculation schools have been given time till May 31, 2016 to comply with the land area requirement in the larger interest of the students and therefore the interference of this court is not warranted.

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GO regarding Minimum Land requirements:

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HC Refuses to Quash GO 2004 on Minimum Land for Schools

By Express News Service 

Published: 12th March 2016 08:16 PM

Chennai: The Madras High Court has refused to quash a GO dated July 21, 2004 of the School Education department, which prescribed the minimum land needed for grant of recognition to unrecognised schools.

Justice R Subbiah upheld the GO while dismissing a writ petition from Kanchi Kamakoti Peetathipathi Jayendra Saraswathy Sankara Matriculation School, filed by its Correspondent Dr KR Balasubramaniam, in Pulivalam village, Tiruvarur district.

Earlier, the additional advocate general, PH Arvind Pandiyan, assisted by the additional government pleader P Sanjay Gandhi submitted that the government had taken a policy decision to review the impugned order and to suggest modification, if any, by constituting a panel.

The panel was formed under the chairmanship of the Director of School Education with other officials as it's members, including the Director of Matriculation Schools. The panel was yet to submit its report.

By an order passed recently, the first Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, accepted the submission of the government that if the 746 unrecognised matriculation schools in the State did not fulfill the norms prescribed for infrastructure and other facilities including land area, they would face the danger of closure by the end of this academic year (2015-16) and disposed of the PIL.



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