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'Not sure about filing for review on RTE decision'

Delhi,Education, Fri, 13 Apr 2012 IANS

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court ruled that it was mandatory for private schools to reserve 25 percent of their seats for the poor, the petitioners said Friday they were not sure if they will seek a review of the decision.

 

Society for Unaided Private Schools President Damodar Prasad Goyal said the court order would be studied before deciding on the next move.

 

"I can't say if we will file a review petition or not," Goyal told IANS.

 

"We will first go through the judgement in detail and then decide on the next move," he said.

 

The Society for Unaided Private Schools, along with the Independent Schools Federation of India and some other groups, had filed the petition against a provision in the right to education act for private schools of reserve 25 percent of their seats for the economically weaker sections.

 

Another group of private schools, the Federation of Indian Public Schools, which includes nerly 300 schools from Delhi, said it wanted the petition to be heard by the full court.

 

"We will comply with the Supreme Court orders, but we want a review of the decision by the full court," Federation's President R.P. Malik told IANS.

 

The petition was heard by a three judge bench comprising Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan.

 

Goyal, however, said he was not in a position to comment on this and a review petition could be filed only by the same group which moved the original petition.

 


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