According to the petition submitted with the court, JNV schools are boarding schools with classes being conducted from class 6 to 12. These schools also gove priority to students from rural areas during admission. The petitioner also added that while no fee is charged to students for classes 6 to 8, the schools board charges a minimal fee of Rs. 200 to students of classes 9 to 12.
According to reports in PTI, the JNV Samithi had earlier responded to Jayakumar Thomas' petition and claimed that it had not received any cooperation form the Tamil Nadu government for setting up of JNV schools. Thomas asked if Kendriya Vidyalayas which conduct classes in Hindi are allowed to function in the state then why can't JNV be permitted too.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas give 15 and 7 percent reservation to students belonging to SC and ST categories respectively. The school board also provides 33 percent reservation to girls. Stating his objective behind the petition, Jayakumar said that setting up of JNV schools in Tamil Nadu would provide ample opportunities for students from rural areas in Tamil Nadu and not allowing the setting up of these schools on the ground that Hindi was taught in these schools was not fair.
Click here for more Education News
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.