New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and the Central Government on its move to provide 90 percent reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes within the 25 percent reserved quota for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), including SCs/STs.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Shah Endlaw sought the response of KVS and Ministry of Human Resource Development by February 22.

The petitioner, advocate Ashok Aggarwal, alleged that the KVS and the HRD violated the provisions of the Right to Education Act. The petitioner stated KVS has reserved 25 percent seats for the children belonging to disadvantaged group and EWS but at the same time, introduced 22.5 percent reservation of the total seats for SC/ST in the said reserved category.

Aggarwal argued that this was not permissible under the Right to Education Act.