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PIL filed in Supreme Court Seeking Uniform Education System for Schools

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2020 7:24pm

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By the 86th Amendment in 2002, Article 21A was inserted into the constitution. Also known as the right to education, it is one of the fundamental rights the Indian constitution guarantees to its citizens. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act was passed in 2009 by the parliament and enacted in April 2010. This act provided legitimacy and a solid legal foundation to the aforementioned right. The government now has to offer free and compulsory education to children between the age of 6-14 years. 

Historically, there have been a lot of differences in the curriculum for students in different areas of the country, which depended on the board their respective schools were affiliated to. The making of laws concerning Education comes under the concurrent list in the constitution, meaning that both union and state governments have the power to issue laws on the topic. This provision has resulted in a variety of boards coming to existence. From the union’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) to state boards (SSCs), curriculums have been designed by each board with different factors in mind. 

This issue has created a lot of discrepancies when it came to College education and entrance examinations. Most entrance examinations are based on CBSE due to which a considerable number of students are not on par with students from schools affiliated to CBSE. To address these issues, a Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme… Continue Reading...

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