Delhi HC seeks Centre`s explanation over grant to Sanskriti school
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 00:05
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to file an affidavit explaining the basis of granting funds to elite Sanskriti school run by the wives of top bureaucrats.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar also appointed senior lawyer Arvind Nigam as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

The Bench asked the school's lawyer that while children of bureaucrats or elite class study in the school what prevented the school management from giving admission to the children of the people who were economically weak.

"The husbands prepare notes for grant of fund to the school run by their wives and the cabinet approves the plan," the Bench said and sought an affidavit by November 18.

Taking a suo motu cognisance of a media report about the school two years ago, the Bench had issued a notice to the school and sought an explanation.

The media report had alleged the school management despite getting the Centre's fund has a discriminatory attitude towards the children.

The report said only the children of bureaucrats or the elite class get admission in the school and the economically weaker section people do not get any chance there.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 00:05

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