The Delhi High Court on Monday demanded the Centre’s response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) proposed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay seeking direction for a uniform education system, common curriculum and common curriculum in the mother tongue, up to class 12 for all students in the country.
Notice to the Respondents – Ministry of Education, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Social Justice, Government of Delhi, CBSE and CISCE, a Divisional Bench consisting of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Judge Navin Chawla said responses were due in six weeks.
In addition, the hearing in this case was published on August 30.
During the hearing, the bench said that the counter affidavits should reflect the policy that the respondents adopted in the 2011 Supreme Court Verdict in the State of Tamil Nadu and Ors VK Shyam Sunder and Ors, in which it was noted that a common curriculum is required in light of section 21A read with sections 14 and 15 of the constitution and to ensure that there is no discrimination.
BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay argued that “different programs and programs by CBSE, ISCE and the State Council are arbitrary and contrary to Articles 14, 15, 16, 21, 21A, 38, 39, 46 .
According to the plea, the syllabus and syllabus are common to all entrance exams viz. JEE, BITSAT, NEET, MAT, NET, NDA, CU-CET, CLAT, AILET, SET, KVPY, NID, PO, SCRA, NIFT, AIEED, NATA, CEPT, etc.
“But, the curriculum and curriculum of CBSE, ICSE and State Board are totally different. Thus, students do not have equal opportunity in the spirit of Articles 14 to 16. Mafias of l education are very powerful and have a very strong union, they influence rules, regulations, policies and exams.
“The bitter truth is that school mafias don’t want One Nation-One Education Board, practice mafias don’t want One Nation-One Syllabus and book mafias don’t want NCERT books in every school. That is why the uniform education system up to the 12th standard has not yet been implemented,” he said.
The petitioner argued that the current education system not only divides society between EWS, BPL, MIG, HIG, Elite Class, but also against “socialism, secularism, brotherhood, unity and integrity of the nation “. Moreover, it does not offer the same opportunities to all students, because the study programs of CBSE, ICSE and State Board are totally different.
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