Plea Moved In Delhi HC By A Student Who Was Denied Admission In Delhi Govt. School On Ground Of His Age [Read Petition]

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved In Delhi HC By A Student Who Was Denied Admission In Delhi Govt. School On Ground Of His Age [Read Petition] Sparsh Upadhyay19 Oct 2020 4:01 AMShare This – xA Writ Petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court against the action of Delhi Government to refuse the admission of the petitioner (Shekh Habibul) in Class XI in the academic year 2020-21 in a Government School, on the alleged ground that petitioner has crossed the age limit stipulated vide Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/ Sch. Br./2016/1553 (issued by the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Writ Petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court against the action of Delhi Government to refuse the admission of the petitioner (Shekh Habibul) in Class XI in the academic year 2020-21 in a Government School, on the alleged ground that petitioner has crossed the age limit stipulated vide Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/ Sch. Br./2016/1553 (issued by the Delhi Government).The Petition has been moved by the Petitioner/Student, one Sheikh Habibul through Advocates Ashok Agarwal & Kumar Utkarsh.It has been alleged in the Petition that the action of the Delhi Government violates the Fundamental Right to Education as guaranteed to the Petitioner under Articles 21 and 21A of the Constitution of India read with Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and Rules framed thereunder.The Writ Petition also challenges the legal and the constitutional validity of the said Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/Sch.Br./2016/1553 (issued by the Delhi Government).It has been argued that the Delhi Government has; vide the said Circular, without any justifiable rationale and basis, erroneously laid down the age criteria for non-plan admissions in Government Schools, seeking direct admission, in all classes up to Class XII for the academic session 2020-21.The said Circular inter alia provides that only those students, who have attained the age of 15 years but are less than 17 years, shall be granted direct admission in Class XI.The said Circular further provides that the age criteria laid down therein will not be applicable to Plan Admissions i.e. the existing students of Government Schools. It is to be noted that petitioner case is of non-plan admission and he has no gap.On 31.03.2020, the Petitioner Shekh Habibul was 18 years 06 month and 13 days old and he was forced to leave his private school due to financial constraints during the pandemic.He was studying in K.D. Model School at Bawana Road in Barwala since Class II. He passed his Class X CBSE examinations earlier this year.Further, it has been submitted that from September first week itself, the petitioner has been trying to get admission in Delhi Government School, namely, Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Prahalad Pur Delhi- 110042 under non-plan admission.It is also submitted that the petitioner has personally visited the school several times and has also applied for admission in class XI through online mode under non-plan admission for academic session 2020-21 which was not accepted by the website due to reason not known.That petitioner submits that when the respondent school denied admission to him, he visited Directorate of Education office and wrote a mail to Chief Minister also but all in vain as the petitioner has been suggested to opt for admission in correspondence/ Patrachar by the officers due.It has also been submitted that the respondent school as well as Directorate of Education office has verbally informed the petitioner that the petitioner cannot be granted admission in class XI in any of the respondent Government school on the ground of ineligibility of overage in terms of the Circular dated 19.09.2016 issued by the respondent Government impugned herein. It has been submitted that there is no justification on part of the respondent Government school to deny admission to petitioner on the alleged ground of his overage.Further, it has been pleaded that the petitioner has no gap in his studies and merely because he is getting admitted to a Government School, from a private school, cannot be the ground of differentiation from students those who are studying in Government school and are overage.GroundsIt has been contended in the plea that the Circular in question (of the Delhi Government) is utterly violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India for being devoid of any justifiable rationale to classify between children seeking admission to same standard.It has been submitted that respondent Government vide the said Circular has fixed the age criteria for admission to various classes, however differently for students who seek admission in its schools after leaving the previous private schools where they were earlier studying inter alia on account of inability to pay hiked fees, migration to Delhi from other states etc. referred to as Non-Plan Admissions as opposed to Plan Admissions i.e. the students already studying in the schools of the Delhi Government.Further, it has been pleaded that the students of latter category (students presently studying in Government Schools) are entitled to admission/promotion in the next class despite not fulfilling the said age criteria but no student of former category (who are migrating to Government Schools) can get direct admission if they do not satisfy the age criteria fixed in the said Circular.The impugned Circular is, as argued by the petitioner, unreasonable and unconstitutional and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India in as much as it causes discrimination among similarly placed students equally entitled to the Fundamental and human right to education as guaranteed by the Constitution of India.It has been maintained in the plea that the Delhi Government has erroneously misconstrued Section 4 of the RTE Act and read a restriction in the said section which does not exist. Section 4 or any other provision of the RTE Act does not prescribe any maximum age to be admitted in any class.Also, the plea argues that there is no provision in the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and the Rules framed thereunder stipulating any maximum age for admission to school.It has been submitted that the Delhi Government has gravely erred in pigeonholing the ‘age-class’ relation contemplated in Section 4 of the RTE Act the spirit behind which is to prevent any child from being deprived of learning merely because the child could not gain knowledge in the years his counterparts do.Thus, it has been argued that the restriction on admission imposed by the Delhi Government merely because of the age of a child is above the age of children who have already received such education is completely irreconcilable with the object sought to be achieved by the insertion of Article 21A in the Constitution of India and enforcement of the RTE Act.In the premise aforesaid, the petitioner has prayed before the Court that:-i) The Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/Sch.Br./2016/1553 issued by Delhi Government be quashed as it is arbitrary, discriminatory, illegal and violative of Articles 14, 21 and 21A of the Constitution of India and for being in conflict with the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973;ii) A writ of mandamus and certiorari or any other appropriate writ or directions be passed, thereby directing the respondents to grant admission to the petitioner, namely, Sheikh Habibulin Class XI in the academic year 2020- 21 in Respondent No. 2 School or in any of the respondent Government schools near his residence.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Leading lignite miner in eastern Germany moves into battery storage market

By on December 31, 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Energy Wire:Eastern Germany’s largest energy company and lignite mine operator, LEAG, has started work on a large-scale storage project that could help close a gap in the energy transition by enabling easier integration of renewable energy in the power grid. It will consist of a lithium-ion battery with a planned capacity of 50 megawatts (MW).The battery will store electricity from the German power grid generated by a variety of energy sources (the mix in 2018 was nearly 35 percent renewables, more than 50 percent fossil fuels and almost 12 percent nuclear).Although it will not only store renewable energy, its intelligent connection with a power plant control system can provide insights that LEAG hopes will “generate application examples for other industry sectors”. The energy company touts the project as “the only one of its kind in Europe” as it “combines modern power plant infrastructure with storage technology in a completely new order of magnitude”. The state of Brandenburg is supporting the project with 25 million euros.In the long run, storage facilities like the so-called BigBattery could provide the missing link in the German energy transition. Electricity from renewable sources is not available at all times. Finding ways to store the energy generated by weather-dependent renewables could therefore be an important element for the country’s Energiewende as Germany seeks to completely phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest, as recommended by the country’s coal exit commission.Until now, LEAG has operated lignite mines, whose coal has fired four conventional power plants and been refined to create fuel. “With the installation of this large electrical storage unit, LEAG is becoming actively involved in a technological environment that offers a wide range of potential for the future,” Helmar Rendez, head of LEAG’s management board, said in a press release. “In order to develop LEAG into a broadly-based energy company, we require time and a reliable regulatory framework,” he added.Partnering with the Schwarze Pumpe industry park association, other industrial players and research institutions, LEAG has also applied for the funding of a hydrogen storage and power plant. If funded, this pilot project could likewise contribute to securing grid stability while enabling experiments on using hydrogen for sector coupling.More: German coal mine and power plant operator builds large-scale battery Leading lignite miner in eastern Germany moves into battery storage marketlast_img read more

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Plouffe: ‘Unsettled and fluid’ primary in store

By on December 17, 2020

first_imgDavid Plouffe continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img With the 2020 presidential primary season about to begin, much remains to be decided about what the ballot will look like in November.David Plouffe, president, policy and advocacy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will address the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 25 in Washington, D.C.By the time Plouffe speaks at GAC, three states will have completed their caucuses and the presidential primary will take place in South Carolina days later. Then, a clearer picture will emerge of whose name will appear on the ballot in the fall.Until then, much remains up in the air.“It’s definitely one of the most unsettled and fluid primaries the Democratic Party’s ever had,” he says. “The general election is also remarkably fluid and hard to predict.”last_img read more

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DIGGING DEEPER: Endicott officials demand answers before battery recycling facility moves in

By on December 8, 2020

first_imgENDICOTT (WBNG) — As the permit process moves forward for a proposed battery recycling facility in Endicott, the mayor is saying not so fast. 12 News also reached out to New York’s Empire State Development, which back in 2018, announced $1.75 million dollars in funding to bring the battery recycling facility to Endicott. Many residents have asked why the company wants to operate in Endicott, here’s what officials from Empire State Development told 12 News in an email: The DEC told 12 News on Feb. 12: “There is just so many more questions, not only the safety but the safety of the residents when storing these batteries. These batteries are very flammable and here you are talking about storing a lot of them in a small area,” said Chapman. “It seems a little unfair if they’re going to be giving out a permit but they don’t want to be held responsible, so it made us a little nervous,” she told 12 News. Public records issued by the DEC about the SungEel HiTech plant in South Korea show dozens of toxic chemicals could be involved in the recycling process. SungEel MCC Americas told 12 News emissions will be monitored, controlled and tested to meet air quality standards. Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman says safety is her top concern. She attended the public meeting held in the fall and says she’s been researching the possible dangers associated with lithium ion batteries. SungEel MCC Americas is currently renting the property at 801 Clark St. on the Huron campus. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson says a draft permit was sent to her by the DEC just a few weeks ago. If approved, that would allow SungEel MCC Americas to begin operations on its’ battery recycling facility. For Searles, however, she says any amount of emissions are enough to make her want to leave the neighborhood altogether. “I don’t want to move, but I also don’t want to live next to a toxic chemical plant either,” said Searles. 12 News reached out to the DEC for a copy of the permit draft and are still waiting for a response. As the permit awaits approval, the mayor says she has some concerns. “We hadn’t gotten any information, no one had ever contacted the village since the recycling incinerator was supposed to be here. You would think they would have mentioned it to us, but they did not,” Jackson told 12 News. Olwen Searles, who lives just a few blocks from the facility, says she has concerns. “It seems like we’re going to be the toxic dumping ground,” said Searles. “Which I don’t know why. Why Endicott? It just seems wrong.” Jackson has been in office since January. She says considering Endicott’s history with contamination, the village needs more time before a decision is made. “We have to do our due diligence,” said Jackson. “There’s been so many other problems in the village over the years that we have 12 thousand residents to consider over their health and safety.” The mayor said just a few weeks ago, the DEC sent her a draft air state facility permit which states the DEC would be “held harmless” if anything were to go wrong. The company’s CEO, Danish Mir, told 12 News in an email, the prior mayor was “fully aware of the project.” We spoke to former Mayor John Bertoni back in December, in regards to the concerns over the facility he said, “Evironmentalists, those who have some objections to it, do come to the meetings and you certainly have to listen and if they’re right well find out.” SungEel MCC Americas plans to recycle lithium ion batteries. The company says it would be the first of its kind facility here in the United States. SungEel MCC America’s joint venture partner, SungEel HiTech, currently operates a similar facility in South Korea. Lithium ion batteries are known to be highly flammable and linked to fires and injuries across the U.S. Jackson said if SungEel MCC America’s will not hold additonal public meetings, the village will hold its own hearings to allow residents to express their concerns. Moving forwad, SungEel MCC Americas says there are currently “no plans for additional meetings.” Chapman told 12 News, “We will demand that they have public hearings because they have to.” Many residents are charged up over the safety of the facility, after dozens of public comments were submitted to the Department of Environmental Conservation expressing concern. “DEC’s rigorous review of the public comments received on the permit application during our extensive public outreach period is ongoing. Following  completion of our review, DEC will prepare a responsiveness summary to address all comments received prior to making a final determination on the permit application.” “ESD learned of the proposed project and worked with the company to ensure we could retain their talent and future growth in the Southern Tier, ultimately offering an incentive package. ESD’s incentives, which are performance-based and tied directly to job creation commitments, were offered to support the project and ensure it happened here instead of another state.  The Huron Campus and its existing infrastructure are well positioned to attract new companies and, alongside other battery/energy storage businesses, we are building an industry cluster that will grow the local workforce and help to attract more business from the industry.With regard to the air quality question, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is conducting a thorough review of the air emissions from the project through the air permit process to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. While ESD does not regulate emissions, we did our due diligence on this project which included reviewing the current technology in place in South Korea, where it utilizes pollution controls to help ensure no significant air emissions.”last_img read more

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A stunning Sovereign Islands mansion could be yours for a cool $3.995 million

By on October 6, 2020

first_img14 Westminster Court, Paradise Point.IT comes fully-equipped with an automated theatre room and the armchairs to match, but there is something even more dramatic to sit back and watch at this mega home — the views. The sprawling mansion at 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands was designed to take advantage of the spectacular outlook, according to homeowner Mark Sutcliffe. The home was inspired by Jared Poole’s mammoth house designsThe wine cellar is one of the standout features in the home which Mr Sutcliffe said is also the biggest talking point.“When we have guests or friends over they comment on two things as soon as they enter, the view and then the wine cellar, in that order too,” he said. “I have been running a trucking business in Brisbane for the past 15 years and the traffic is taking its toll so I have decided to move to Brisbane with the family. Sit down and enjoy theatrical sunsetsMr Sutcliffe said he and his family first moved to the Soveriegn Islands in 2007 and this home was their latest project. “It was designed by Jared Poole,” Mr Sutcliffe said.“I’ve always been a big fan of his work and have seen some of his designs on the Island so when my wife and I found this block we got him to help bring our ideas to life.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe homes was designed around big open spaces and high ceilingsMr Sutcliffe said the dream was to open the front door and see the view throughout the house and build a wine cellar that would act as an art piece. “I spent a lot on engineering to perfect the clean lines and big open spaces with the soaring ceilings,” he said. “That was our vision, to have a home that was a little more squared and open.” Views captured perfectly from the bedrooms.“I have a feeling we will be back on the Sovereign Islands in the future.” One of these mega features includes a commercial-grade sliding door. The sliding door opens to reveal an entertaining area and provides a seamless open plan living space. There’s enough space to moor a boatThe 2014-built home is poised on a 752sq m block and has five ensuites bedrooms including a spa with views and custom wardrobe in the main bedroom.last_img read more

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Edge Hill will always be a popular spot to live or invest in Cairns

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgExploring a remnant section of the rain forest (that once covered the Cairns area) at the Cairns Botanic Gardens.HOME to Cairns’ suburban cafe scene, city-fringe rainforest hikes and the Cairns Botanic Gardens, Edge Hill will always be a popular spot to live or invest.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor revealed the suburb, along with Freshwater, Parramatta Park, Caravonica and Brinsmead were posting some of the region’s best real estate returns with the biggest gains in value over the past five years.The annual median sale of houses in Edge Hill was $503,500, with the median sale price a year ago coming in slightly less at $502,500.Over 12 months there was not much movement — an increase of 0.2 per cent — but over the past five years, the annual median sale price has jumped 23.7 per cent from $407,000.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoEdge Hill has been a longstanding premier suburb of Cairns — it has always been a sought-after suburb for families and young professionals wanting to be close to town, yet far enough away from the city’s hustle and bustle.It is mainly residential in nature, but is also home to the Tanks Arts Centre and Centenary Lakes.Once a semirural area of market gardens, small dairy farms and cane fields, Edge Hill has evolved into one of the region’s most vibrant entertainment and dining hubs outside of the CBD. The suburb’s proximity to shops, schools and the Cairns Airport is perhaps its biggest drawcard. For those who enjoy getting out into nature, the popular Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Arrow walking tracks through Mt Whitfield Conservation Park also add to the suburb’s appeal.Professionals Edge Hill principal and director Billy Gartner has said buyers and investors are willing to pay a premium for property with an Edge Hill address.last_img read more

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RenewableUK strengthens board and policy ranks

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first_imgRenewableUK has named three new members of policy and external affairs team, along with six appointments made to the board of the organization.The new head of policy for RenewableUK is Barnaby Wharton, formerly the CBI’s senior policy adviser on energy and climate change.Wharton spent five years at the CBI, covering a wide range of business issues, focusing for the last three years on energy and climate change, RenewableUK said.Marina Valls has joined the organization in the newly created role of economist. Previously she worked for a gas storage operator as a market and policy analyst.Also, the newly appointed policy manager, Rebecca Williams, will take up her post in June, sitting alongside the two existing policy managers. Williams will join RenewableUK from WWF, where she currently manages the work on the power sector, covering policy from the UK, EU and internationally.The UK’s trade body for tidal, wave, and wind energy, RenewableUK, has also announced the results of its latest board election.The six successful candidates are senior industry figures, some of which include Lindsay McQuade, Director of Policy & Innovation at ScottishPower Renewables; Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President New Energy Solutions – Wind and Carbon Capture & Storage at Statoil; and Zoe Keeton, Head of Energy Policy and Public Affairs at Innogy Renewables UK.last_img read more

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Ahead of state polls Modi launches 3 more metro lines in Mumbai

By on October 18, 2019

first_imgMumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said we will not achieve the aim of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion if our cities do not have 21st century infrastructure.This will involve creating systems to address the concerns on mobility, connectivity, productivity, sustainability and safety, Modi told a public gathering in the city where he launched three more metro lines, taking the number of planned metro corridors to 14 extending 337 km. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It can be noted that the prime minister has set a target of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion by FY25, and there are frequent episodes exposing the inabilities of the cities to cope with various challenges. “When the country is moving to achieve the USD 5 trillion economy aim, we will have to create cities in sync with the 21st century world,” Modi said. In the comments that come amid falling growth rates that has slowed to a six-year low in the June quarter, Modi said his government will be spending Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure alone over the next five years. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said during his first stint, the government had cleared 600 km of metro lines and 400 km of the existing 675 km lines got operationalised between 2014 and now. He said, Mumbai’s metro network, which currently is a paltry 11 km, will go up to 325 km by FY24. These metro lines will create 10,000 jobs for engineers and 40,000 for skilled/unskilled people, he claimed. Stating that change in infrastructure is slowly becoming visible in Mumbai and elsewhere, Modi said a few years ago, nobody would have imagined that mega projects touching the city including the bullet train, trans harbour link and a new airport are shaping up.The visit comes weeks ahead before Maharashtra goes to polls soon. Mumbai, which has among the densest cities in the world, sends as many as 38 of the 288 members to the Assembly. Modi remotely laid the foundation stones for three metro lines which will add 42 km to the overall 337-km plan.last_img read more

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Bisexuality is no crime but it might affect your sex life in

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgI’m living in a hostel. I have got physically involved with my room mate. I’m not gay but I find him attractive. What should I do!Name withheld, New DelhiYou could be bisexual. And if you feel uneasy about that, you really have to sit back and understand your sexual preference. Nobody can do that for you! In the long run, you need clarity about your own self! Bisexuality is no crime but this might affect your sex life in the future. Please take all necessary precautions and don’t have unprotected sex with anyone. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I’m 40 years old and the only daughter of my parents. My father expired 5 yeas back and my mom is too dependent on me. I want to get married but nobody seems interested in that! What do I do?Rekha, Madhya PradeshWell, this is sad but the reality is you, yourself need to initiate the process of marriage. If there’s no prospective groom, you surely can register on online matrimonial sites or resort to newspaper ads. Keep in mind that the man you choose is someone who will understand your situation and help you take care of your mother. I understand, this situation is definitely a bit depressing and demanding, but you have to help yourself and look out for your ideal partner. All the best Rekha! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI have developed this habit of visiting red-light areas and having sex with prostitutes. I’m a student and feel addicted towards this. How can I come out of it?Name and location withheldYou have to come out of this for your own good! Life is no film and this has to get over NOW! We all fantasise about various things and I’m sure you’ve lived your quota of sexual fantasy. It’s time to end this and look for a perfect girl for you who will help cool your mind, soul and body. Hope that you have been sexually safe. Sincerely request you to go through the required tests for STD (Sexually transmitted disease) checks. Play safe boy.  My daughter has developed the ugly habit of smoking. I’m very upset. What can I do to help her come out of it?Ragini Sharma, New DelhiYou can directly tell her how you feel towards her habit. Make her conscious about your feelings. We all know the dark truth about smoking but quitting it is one’s own decision. This could be just a phase but you as a parent should insist so that she quits soon. Be firm, don’t nag. Leave reading materials on quitting techniques on her desk/room. Emotional blackmail work wonders on kids and I’m sure she will soon realise and make you a happy parent!I stammer. I feel conscious. What should I do to overcome this?Dilip, HaryanaJust start by not getting conscious. Forget that you have a difficulty in speech. Initially try to participate in conversations with small sentences or just words. Develop this gradually and every morning look into the mirror and say – I’m GOOD…I try to be perfect!!! Trust me, you’ll soon overcome. You can and you will!Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – [email protected]last_img read more

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