Published: 17th July 2020
SC refuses to entertain plea for uniform education system, says it's government's decision
While refusing to entertain the plea, the bench said that the petitioner may go to the government with the plea
The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking uniform education, having a common syllabus and curriculum for all the children aged between 6-14 years, across the country. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud told the petitioner and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay that these are policy matters and cannot be decided by the court.
"How can you ask the court to merge one board with the other? These are not the functions of the court," the bench observed . While refusing to entertain the plea, the bench said that the petitioner may go to the government with the plea.
The PIL has sough directions to look into the feasibility of establishing 'One Nation One Education Board' by merging the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board and the Central Board of Secondary Education.