Can't order to allot additional Plus One batches in Malappuram, declares SC


B Balagopal/ Mathrubhumi News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court here on Monday refused to issue an order directing the Kerala government to allot additional Plus One batches in schools in Malappuram district. The court pronounced that it could not ask the state government to bear the financial burden by rolling out new batches.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court asked the Kerala government to take a time-bound decision regarding the allocation of more aided and unaided plus one batches considering the educational requirement in the district.

Earlier, the High Court had directed the state government to take a decision on allocating additional batches as per the demand of students in the district. SC directed the state government to complete this process within three weeks. The Supreme Court has directed that if the aided batches cannot be allotted, the government should take a decision to include new unaided batches.

A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundaresh clarified that the school management could approach the High Court if they object to the state government's decision. The ruling came in a petition filed by HSS School in Malappuram district demanding an additional batch for Plus One classes.

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