SC accepts Centre’s offer to end row over German in KV schools

The Supreme Court today accepted the proposal mooted by the Centre that KV students of class VI, VII and VIII will not have to take examinations for third modern Indian language Sanskrit in this academic session and they may continue to study German as an optional subject.

 

A bench headed by Justice A R Dave, however, asked the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to ensure that students, who want to pursue German or any other language as optional subjects, be provided with all facilities in KV schools across the country.

 

Disposing of the petition filed by some parents of KV students, the court said that it has perused the affidavits filed by the Centre and others including KVS and CBSE and the proposal looked practical.

 

“There will be no examinations for the students of class VI, VII and VIII for third language (Sanskrit) in this academic session and students can be assessed for German as an optional subject,” the bench, also comprising Justice Kurian Joseph, said.

 

It further said that from the next academic session (2015-16), students will have to take examinations for third Indian language including Sanskrit.

 

“Students are free to learn German or any other language as an optional subject and facilities will be provided by KVS in this regard,” it said, adding, “by virtue of Centre’s statement, this petition is disposed of.”

 

At the outset, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Human Resources Development Ministry, KVS and CBSE, referred to the affidavit filed yesterday by KVS and said German will remain as an optional subject and moreover, students will not have to take exams for Sanskrit or any other modern Indian language in the present academic session.

 

“The students of KV schools are also citizens of the country. The students in private schools are allowed to study foreign language of their choice and why KV students are deprived of their rights?,” Reena Singh, appearing for parents of students, said.

 

Students, who have been exempted from taking Sanskrit examination this session, will have to take the test in the next academic session and it will add to their stress level, advocate Reena Singh said.

 

“Nothing is ideal in life,” the AG replied and gave examples where students have to learn different regional languages when they get transferred from one to another state.

 

“Even in Kerala, Hindi is compulsory up to class VIII,” Justice Joseph said, adding, “Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian languages.”

 

Earlier, the court had asked the Centre to clarify the implications of its decision to introduce Sanskrit in place of German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

 

The Centre’s decision not to conduct exam for Sanskrit, introduced in the middle of the ongoing session, had come after the apex court had expressed concern that students would suffer because of government’s decision.

 

The CBSE in response to the KV’s concern, said that in the interest of the students and in view of the emergency explained in the letter by the KVS, they are granted exemption from examination in 2014-15 in the third language by the CBSE.

 

“Thus, these students would be eligible to appear in the board examination of 2016-17,” the CBSE has replied to the KVS.

 

Latest Articles

  • Ministry calls for audit of national highways
    Ministry calls for audit of national highways

    PUNE: Over one lakh people lose their lives in road accidents in the country every year. The added l. Read More

  • Expressjodi.com - Brahmin Shaadi
    Expressjodi.com - Brahmin Shaadi

    Historically, the Brahmins in india were divided into two major groups based on geographical origin . Read More

  • Aurum Estates Has Become a Pivotally Positive Aspect of the Troubled R
    Aurum Estates Has Become a Pivotally Positive Aspect of the Troubled R

    AurumEstates.com is an online real estate listing service that serves as a matchmaker between two se. Read More

  • Why you should know about Windows Azure?
    Why you should know about Windows Azure?

    Microsoft Windows Azure is one of the leading providers of cloud computing facilities in the IT indu. Read More

  • From Hospital Porter to Head of Dept of Nursing
    From Hospital Porter to Head of Dept of Nursing

    So, Dave, when and where did your career in nursing begin replica watches?I started my training at t. Read More

Latest Classified

  • BID LOWEST AND WIN EXCITING PRODUCTS
    (unixf171c) Bid Lowest and win exciting Products JeetLe is an exciting and engaging reverse auction game where the items available on auction will be sold to the Bidder who submits the Lowest U
  • Pass Box Static
    Weiber pass box static is designed to minimize traffic and contamination entry into the clean room. Our Pass box comes under the international standard and is used for transferring the material
  • Clothing and Footwear
    Clean room is an enclosure that is typically used in manufacturing and scientific research organizations, that basically has low level of dust or environmental pollutants. Therefore, there are
  • Supplier of Used Diesel Generator for sale from Bhavnagar
    kmcf103Sai Diesel Generator was established in 1970 we deals in all types of old and new generators. Electrical and mechanical job is also done here. Our team is expert in repairing all types of ge
  • Ad Publishing Workers Wanted
    100% Legitimate, Genuine & Scam Free Online Data Entry Jobs. Work at Home in your spare time. No workload, No Time Limit. Massive Income Every Month. Do Online Assignments, each

Top Featured Institutes