Supreme Court says No to PIL seeking “One Nation One Education Board” for education
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking “One Nation One Education Board” for school education with common syllabus and curriculum for all children aged between 6-14 years, across the country.
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The PIL was filed by petitioner-advocate Ashwini Upadhyay. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said students are already burdened with heavy school bags that they shoulder. “Why do you want to add to their burden by adding more books,” the bench told the petitioner.
“Our children already have such heavy bags. Their backs are already breaking with this weight. Why do you want to put some extra weight on them?” Justice DY Chandrachud further said.
Justice Chandrachud replied, “How can you ask the court to merge one board with the other? This is not the function of the court”.
The petitioner contended before the court to merge the ICSE and CBSE boards and implement a common “One Nation One Education Board.”