A bench of justices JS Kehar and C Nagappan took note of the submission of the Delhi government that another bench of the Apex Court had said that its verdict will benefit only those kids whose parents have approached it. (Agencies)
"We can also pass the same order. We want to know to as to how you can discriminate among children. It is against Article 14 and 15 (equality before law) of the Constitution," it said.
It also asked the counsel for Dinesh Kumar, who has moved the court for admission of his ward, to consider the offer of the Directorate of Education (DoE) that it can ensure admission in a good government school.
"Everybody wants admission in a reputed private school," the counsel for DoE said.
Earlier, the court had issued a notice on a separate plea of four parents that their children be also granted admission in nursery class under the inter-state transfer category in pursuance of an earlier order.
The Apex Court had on May 7 asked the DoE of the Delhi government to accommodate 24 students whose parents approached it under the inter-state transfer category and had made it clear that this benefit would be available only to them.
The parents said the children, who were earlier awarded 75 out of 100 points, under neighbourhood and inter-state transfer categories, were successful in getting admission.
However, the DoE on February 27 came out with a fresh notification doing away with five points under the inter-state transfer category.
The Supreme Court, later, set aside the DoE decision, but made clear that only those 24 children, whose parents had approached it, would get admission.
A bench of justices JS Kehar and C Nagappan took note of the submission of the Delhi government that another bench of the Apex Court had said that its verdict will benefit only those kids whose parents have approached it.