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Common Law Admission Test

For CLAT 2014, the registration fees for general candidates is INR 4,000 (up by 33% from 2013) and the pre-admission advance deposit for making oneself eligible for counselling

Centralised lottery system

RTE Act reserves 25% seats for economically weaker section and disadvantaged children (EWSD) in private schools for which these schools are reimbursed by the Government.

Discriminatory Licensing for Private schools

S.18 and s.19 of ‘Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009’ (RTE Act 2009) mandate recognition for private schools expressly and prescribe heavy penalties and closure for non-compliance.

Free to choose medium of instruction

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in the case of State of Karnataka & Anr v.

Entry level for RTE admissions

The Hon’ble Bombay High Court in the case of Uran Education Society v. State of Maharashtra, WP/2800/2015, dated April 28, 2015, held that once 25% children

Dual recognition

The Hon’ble Madras High Court in the case of Lakshmi School v. State of Tamil Nadu, W.P. No. 15373 of 2012 etc., dated September 21, 2012

Is CLAT not a person?

In iJustice vs CLAT Committee – CCI Case no. 41 of 2014 dated 19.08.2014, the Competition Commission of India

Parental Choice Wins

In ‘Forum for promotion of quality education for all v Lt. Gov. Of Delhi and Ors.’ Writ Petition no. 202 of 2014 (with WP 177/2014) decided on 28.11.2014

25 percent reservation in private unaided schools

As a judgment enumerating upon the constitutional validity of the recently enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

Unrecognised Schools: Right to be or not to be?

Recently, a Single Judge in Shaheed Udham Singh Smarak v Suman Lata and Ors, W.P.(C) Nos. 3723 of 2012 and 193 of 2011, in the High Court of Delhi

Norms and Standards: Only for Private schools?

In Punjab Private School Organization v. Union of India and Ors., Civil Writ Petition No. 7770 of 2014, order dated 25.04.2014, the High Court of Punjab