Supreme Court notice to Karnataka on changing school admission rule
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to look into the legality of the Karnataka government rule, which exempted unaided and private schools from admitting to class one, 25 per cent students from the socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
The applicability of the rule was based on the condition that government and aided schools should be in the vicinity.
The petitioner, RTE Students & Parents Association, submitted that the Karnataka High Court grievously erred in its interpretation of the RTE Act.
It said the high court ignored the clear language of the RTE Act, which states “private and unaided schools shall admit the required number each year, with the obligation being absolute and not subject to any future proposed expansion of government schools.”