Disabled father moves HC for son`s admission in private school

A physically-challenged man has approached the Delhi High Court for an order to the Centre and the schools to comply with the Right To Education(RTE) Act.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Seeking his son`s admission in a
private school under the category of "disadvantage group and
weaker section of the society" a physically-challenged man has
approached the Delhi High Court for an order to the Centre and
the schools to comply with the Right To Education(RTE) Act.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, before whom the petition came
up for hearing yesterday, asked Hilal Haider, the petitioner,
to implead the private school, which had denied admission to
his son, as party in the case.

Filing the petition through counsel Rubinder Pal Ghumman
and Anu Mehta, Haider said he being 85 percent handicapped had
applied in 25 private schools for admission of his son in the
city but failed to get the same in any of them.

Seeking a direction to the Ministry of Human Resource
Development (HRD) to issue instructions to private schools to
provide reservation to the children of disabled parents in
compliance with the provisions of RTE act.

"The government and the schools have collectively failed
to live upto the ideals and objectives of the RTE Act..." the
petitioner father said and sought an order to the government
to clarify the section 2(d) (disadvantage group) of the RTE
Act.

While directing the peititioner`s counsel to implead the
school as parties in the case, the court fixed April 26 as the
next date of hearing the matter.

PTI