The Delhi High Court on 28 January 2014 asked for responses from the Central government, Delhi government and Sanskriti School on a plea that has challenged the order of Lt. Governor who has allowed the Sanskriti School to reserve seats for wards of Government servants and bureaucrats.
Justice Manmohan also issued notice to the LG Najeeb Jung to seek his response, questioning as to why Sanskriti Schools has been excluded from following nursery admission rules.
The Sanskriti has allegedly reserved 60% admission seats for the children of government servants, especially the all India services.
High Court has declined to stay the ongoing admission process saying that the process of admission for this year cannot be stalled as the plea has come at the last moment, said Justice Manmohan.
The plea was raised by a three-year-old girl's lawyer father, Dheeraj Kumar Singh, who asserted that the Lt Governor Recognized Schools (Admission Procedure for Pre-primary/Nursery Class) Order 2013 has allowed specific government services and more mainly All India Services an unfettered and unrestricted right to reserve seats for their own children in school.
The petition also raise the point that after reserving 60% seats for children of government servants and other quotas, only 14 out of 140 seats will be left for the general category which shall be further reduced as 5% seats reserved for a girl child.
Sanskriti School is a public service oriented, non-profit organization located in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri region, headed by Cabinet Secretary as its Chairperson.