Two key cases related to Teacher Qualification and Detention ; to be continued..
Just want to document two huge cases in India’s education sector that slipped by un-noticed. Will get around to commenting on this in the next few days.
Case 1 : May 16 2015 Bombay HC says no TET required for minority schools ( but non-minority need to insist on TET clearance for new teacher posts )
The teachers eligibility test (TET) is no longer mandatory for minority schools. The Bombay High Court’s Aurangabad bench has decried that minority schools in Maharashtra are now free to follow their own selection processes for teachers’ appointment.
While hearing the case of a local minority school teacher’s appointment being challenged by the state authorities for not having a TET score, the court ruled that the government cannot interfere with the minority institutions and their admission process. “The TET for teachers’ appointment is a methodology accepted by the government, but it’s not a qualification. It’s rather a selection process from the given lot, which is why minority institutions aren’t expected to follow the mandate,” the court stated.
Source : Pune Mirror
Case 2 : May 16 2015 Karnataka High Court rules minority-run schools can detain poor students
BENGALURU: In an interesting case, the Karnataka high court dismissed the petition filed by a school boy who invoked Right To Education (RTE) Act to get promotion to next class.
Dismissing the petition filed by Master Shashikanth (name changed), Justice H G Ramesh noted that the school in question – The Frank Anthony Public School, Halasuru – is a private, unaided, minority educational institution and as such the provisions of RTE are not applicable.
Earlier, the government advocate brought to the notice of the court the judgement rendered by the Apex court ..
Source : Times of India
To be continued..
In both cases the issues are involving the nature of the minority-run schools. They are participating in general education and freely admit Hindus as both teachers and students.
Request : If anyone else is tracking issues such as this, please leave a note in the comments section. We need to connect.