Government to High Court: English medium does not violate Right to Education
The court hears the PIL (Public Interest Litigation) filed against the government decision.
The state government filed the counter affidavit before the Andhra Pradesh HC on Thursday defending its decision to introduce english medium in all government schools across the state.
Advocate General S Sriram argued that the government decision does not violate section 29 of Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009.
In their petitions, they had argued that the government decision was discriminatory & violated the right to free and compulsory education as per the RTE, 2009.
The Advocate General requested the court to considerd the draft policy of the centre (National Educational Policy 2019), which has discussed only the possibilities and not made it imperative to formulate the new policy.
The institution mentioned in Article 30 & private institutions aren’t affected. The government also attached record showing support of 97 per cent of parents for the formation of English medium schools.
“The Court shouldn’t deal as appellate authority and stop government policies.the court has limited role in policies decision & and can’t direct on the policy making.” AG pointed the argument.