Sankrit imposed - English denied - DHC granted partial relief to student - SJ demands similar benefit to all students - DOE seeks clarification from CBSE
GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION; SCHOOL BRANCH
OLD SECRETARIAT, DELHI-110054
No. DE.23(363) Sch. Br./ 6753-54 Date. 27/09/10
Shri Vineet Joshi
2, Shiksha Kendra, Preet Vihar
Sub: Order dated 31.08.2010 of Delhi High Court in L.P.A. No. 635 of 2010 in the matter of Kumari Jyoti Gupta Vs Govt. of Delhi and others.
Please find enclosed judgment order passed by Division Bench of Hon’ble the Chief Justice and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan of Delhi High Court, wherein, it is mentioned that Mr. Atul Kumar, learned counsel appearing for the CBSE, has stated that if the appellant submits an application for appearing in the supplementary examination in respect of the subject of English pertaining to class X examination within a period of three weeks from the date of receipt of the order passed today, the same shall be entertained and she will be permitted to undertake the supplementary examination.
You are requested to clarify the following issues which are arising
1. As supplementary examinations are already over for 2010 examination, will CBSE conduct a special supplementary exam for one child now as stated by the counsel of the CBSE? If yes, when and if not,
2. Will CBSE allow Jyoti Gupta to appear in English subject of class X in March 2011 examination? Can a child appear in English subject for class X and XI both simultaneously? What happened, if child clears English subject in class XI but fails in English subject of class X?
3. Further, we have received a letter from Ashok Agarwal, Social Jurist (copy enclosed) stating the decision of the Hon’ble Court in this matter requesting that the benefit of this order should also be made available to all the similarly situated students of class XI studying different Govt. schools in Delhi who have denied English subject in class XI,
The request of Mr. Ashok agarwal can only be attended once the clarification on the above issues is received from CBSE
With warm regards
Addl. Director of Education (Schools)
Encl. As above
1. Mr. Ashok Agarwal, Advisor, Social Jurist,
478-479 Lawyers Chambers, Tis Hazari Delhi