A uniform education system? Delhi High Court asks for position of Centre, City Government, CBSE and others – Edexlive

The position of the Center and the city government, was requested by the Delhi High Court on Monday, May 2, regarding a uniform education system. This would mean having a common curriculum and syllabus in the pupils’ mother tongue up to class XII.

According to a PTI report, responses from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) were also sought by Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi, who was presiding over a bench, while posting an opinion on the petition. by lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhayay.

“The counter affidavit must reflect the policy that the respondent has adopted and proposes to adopt in light of the Supreme Court’s decision (on the common program),” said the bench, also including Judge Navin Chawla .

The petitioner claimed that the various curricula and curricula of the CBSE, ISCE and other state boards are contrary to Articles 14, 15, 16, 21, 21A of the Constitution and that the right to Education implies the right to an equal education.

“The syllabus and syllabus are common to all entrance exams i.e. JEE, BITSAT, NEET, MAT, NET, NDA, CU-CET, CLAT, AILET, SET, KVPY, NEST, PO, SCRA, NIFT, AIEED, NATA, CEPT, etc. But the curriculum and curriculum of CBSE, ICSE and State Board are totally different, so students do not have equal opportunity in the spirit of Articles 14-16,” says the petition.

It was the submission of the argument that a common curriculum and curriculum in the mother tongue will help achieve a common culture, eliminate disparities and discriminatory values ​​while reinforcing virtues and improving the quality of life and elevating thoughts that advance the constitutional goal of an egalitarian society.

The petitioner however alleged that “the school mafias don’t want ‘One Nation-One Education Board’, the coaching mafias don’t want ‘One Nation-One Syllabus’ and the book mafias don’t want NCERT books in all schools”.

As children’s rights cannot be limited to free and compulsory education alone, they must also extend to equal and quality education, without socio-economic discrimination, a common curriculum and curriculum are essential, said the petitioner.

On August 30, the case will be heard next.