25 percent reservation in private unaided schools

As a judgment enumerating upon the constitutional validity of the recently enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (“Act”), the Society For Un-Aided Private Schools Of Rajasthan v. Union Of India & Another (2012) 6 SCC 1, found the Supreme Court once again dealing with the controversial issue of reservation in private educational institutions. Decided on April 12 2012, the majority opinion (Kapadia, C.J. and Kumar J.), held that all schools - whether aided or unaided, except minority unaided schools; they are statutorily required to accept a 25% intake of children from the economically weaker sections at entry level under S. 12(1)(c) of the Act. Radhakrishnan, J. in dissent - held S. 12(1)(c) of the Act to be directory.

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