38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Judiciary

Hike income cap for EWS school admission to Rs 5 lakh: Delhi High Court

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      06 December, 2023 12:25 PM      0 Comments
Hike income cap for EWS school admission to Rs five lakh Delhi High Court

In a recent development, the Delhi High Court ordered the Delhi government to increase the cap on annual family income for admission to schools under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category from Rs 1 lakh (Rs 8,333 per month) to Rs 5 lakh (Rs 41,667 per month) “with immediate effect”.

The Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DoE) shall frame a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for income verification and regular monitoring of the eligibility criteria, it said.

Reportedly, the court dismissed the petition moved by the boy challenging cancellation of his admission from the school. It, however, allowed him to continue studying there as a general category student.

The court said the child, who has been continuing with his studies since 2013, was not at fault and shall not be made to suffer for his father’s misdeeds.

However, it imposed Rs 10 lakh as costs on the boy's father for securing admission of his son by illicit means thereby denying a deserving candidate an opportunity to study in a school of repute.

According to the Delhi School Education (Free seats for Students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections and Disadvantage Group) Order, 2011, children whose parents have an annual income of less than ₹1 lakh, and have been living in the Capital for the last three years, are entitled to admission under the EWS quota.

The court’s order came in a plea challenging the cancellation of admission of a child at a private school in Delhi on the grounds that the child’s father allegedly forged his voter ID card to meet the eligibility criteria, and allegedly made a false declaration regarding his income.



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
Related Posts
View All

'Without documentary proof, Waqf Board can't lay claim over any property' 'Without documentary proof, Waqf Board can't lay claim over any property'

In 2012, the Anjuman Committee addressed a letter to the Chairman of the Waqf Board stating there is a wall and Chabutrah (platform) on a 'Tiranga Ki Qalandari Masjid’ where in olden times laborers used to offer prayers.

Delhi High Court Sets Aside Arbitral Tribunal's Award Against NHAI in Highway Project Delay Case [Read Judgment] Delhi High Court Sets Aside Arbitral Tribunal's Award Against NHAI in Highway Project Delay Case [Read Judgment]

The Delhi High Court sets aside an Arbitral Tribunal's award favoring IRB Pathankot Amritsar Toll Road Ltd over a delay in a highway project. The court finds that the tribunal did not address the essential dispute of whether the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was in material default, rendering the award invalid.

Delhi Court Rejects Stay Request in Defamation Case Against Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot [Read Order] Delhi Court Rejects Stay Request in Defamation Case Against Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot [Read Order]

A Delhi court refuses to stay the defamation case filed by Union Cabinet minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The court declined to stay the summons and sets a hearing date for August 19.

Delhi High Court to Commence Daily Hearings on August 28 for Appeals Against Acquittals in 2G Case Delhi High Court to Commence Daily Hearings on August 28 for Appeals Against Acquittals in 2G Case

Delhi High Court is set to begin day-to-day hearings from August 28 for appeals by CBI and ED against acquittals in the 2G spectrum allocation case, expressing displeasure over adjournment requests. The case involves former telecom minister A Raja and business entities. Learn about the proceedings and details of the case.

TRENDING NEWS

women-including-housewife-approach-ncw-against-controversial-ips-officer-gyaneshwar-singh
Trending Crime, Police And Law
Women, including housewife, approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh

Two women approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh, citing harassment for tweets based on news reports about his involvement in high-profile cases.

17 June, 2024 03:10 PM
courts-this-week-law-street-journal-s-weekly-round-up-of-sc-anf-hcs-june-10-june-15
Trending Judiciary
Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [June 10 - June 15]

Get the latest updates from the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

17 June, 2024 03:29 PM

TOP STORIES

bjp-workers-stabbed-near-village-masjid-for-celebrating-pm-narendra-modis-victory-by-raising-bharat-mata-ki-jai-slogan
Trending Crime, Police And Law
BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid, for celebrating PM Narendra Modi's victory by raising 'Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan'

BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid in Karnataka for celebrating Narendra Modi's third term as PM.

12 June, 2024 12:11 PM
meghwal-assumes-charge-as-minister-of-state-ind-in-law-and-justice-ministry
Trending Executive
Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Ind) in Law & Justice Ministry

Arjun Ram Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law & Justice, focusing on speedy justice and awareness of new criminal laws.

12 June, 2024 12:39 PM
allahabad-high-court-quashes-fir-grants-protection-to-adult-couple-who-married-against-familys-wishes
Trending Judiciary
Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, grants protection to adult couple who married against family’s wishes [Read Order]

Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, protects couple who married against family’s wishes, emphasizing their constitutional rights and condemning threats to their lives.

12 June, 2024 02:00 PM
inform-on-action-taken-against-tanker-mafia-sc-asks-delhi-govt-on-water-crisis
Trending Judiciary
'Inform on action taken against tanker mafia,' SC asks Delhi govt on water crisis

SC demands Delhi govt to explain action against tanker mafia amid water crisis, heatwave in the capital. Affidavit required on measures taken by June 13.

12 June, 2024 03:52 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email