"Small low-fee unaided private schools are numerous and they are the backbone of Indian elementary educational system.
"In order to boost education and to contain their closure, what is required is to boost private investment in the field of education, instead of discouraging their functioning, especially when the children are preferring to opt for private schools," the plea, filed through advocate S K Rungta assisted by advocate Mehul Milind Gupta, said.
It said, "Thus, it requires a sound education policy of admission in the 'neighbourhood' and since neither the RTE Act, 2009 nor Rules framed by the state or the central government have laid down any sound principles of admission under 25 per cent quota fixed for private schools, the petitioner crave leave of this court to lay down sound judicial policy in this regard."
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Follow NDTV for latest election news and live coverage of assembly elections 2019 in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.