A PIL (Public Interest Litigation) has been filed in the Apex Court of the country, Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict on a plea seeking setting up of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in every tehsil of the country. Delhi High Court on October 1, left the PIL on the call of the government by saying ‘the issue of setting up of KVs was a policy decision of the central government’.
The PIL filed through advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey was moved by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay to the Apex court of the country seeking directions to set up a Kendriya Vidhyalaya in each tensil of every state in the country.
The petition also wanted a direction from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to make a subject ‘aims, objects, and the basic structure of the construction’ mandatory for all students of classes I to VIII.
The plea contended, “The availability of KV with a low fee structure on every tehsil will help poor students in getting a quality education along with an exposure to the competitive world. The establishment of KV will encourage the neighboring schools in providing a better education due to increased competition.”
Advocate Dubey claimed, ‘Unity in diversity is observed and celebrated’ in these KVs has students from all states and ‘equal opportunities are given to them irrespective of their religious and territorial differences’.
The plea further contended, “To achieve equality one must elevate the poor, weak, Dalits, tribals and deprived sections of the section, the state must provide uniform education with common syllabus and curriculum to all students of Classes I to VIII which echos Article 14, 15, 16, 21A and Preamble of the Constitution.”
It is reported that there are 5,464 tehsils in India with only 1,209 KVs.