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Vasanthakumari.B vs The Director Of Higher Secondary on 28 August, 2008

Kerala High Court
Vasanthakumari.B vs The Director Of Higher Secondary on 28 August, 2008
       

  

  

 
 
  IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

WP(C).No. 25056 of 2008(G)


1. VASANTHAKUMARI.B,
                      ...  Petitioner

                        Vs



1. THE DIRECTOR OF HIGHER SECONDARY
                       ...       Respondent

2. THE PRINCIPAL,

                For Petitioner  :SRI.SUNIL NAIR PALAKKAT

                For Respondent  : No Appearance

The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.T.SANKARAN

 Dated :28/08/2008

 O R D E R
                               K.T.SANKARAN, J.
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                      W.P.(C) NO. 25056 OF 2008 G
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                      Dated this the 28th August, 2008


                                  JUDGMENT

The petitioner’s daughter is an applicant for admission to Plus One

course. The admission to Plus One course for the academic year 2008-09 is

regulated by the newly introduced ‘Single Window’ system. The petitioner’s

daughter has made option of the schools of her choice. According to the

prospectus, after the fourth allotment, the matter would become final. After the

fourth allotment, it is stated that, the petitioner’s daughter was constrained to

take admission in the school of her lower option. When it was found that there

are vacancies even after the fourth allotment, the Government issued Ext.P3

Circular dated 12.08.2008. As per the said Circular, all the students who got

admitted upto fourth allotment will continue as permanent admissions.

However, it is stated in the Circular that they will be given a chance to change

their course combinations, if required, within the school. The Circular also

provides that the Directorate will publish the vacancy position in the website

and permit the students in the waiting list (who were not given any allotment till

date) to register fresh options based on the availability of vacancies and that a

supplementary allotment will be done for the students in the waiting list. The

mandatory requirement, as per the circular, is that only those students who

renew their candidature or register fresh options will be considered for the

supplementary allotment. Necessary instructions were issued to the Principals

and Nodal Officers, as per the Circular.

W.P.(C) NO.25056 OF 2008

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2. According to the petitioner, after the fourth allotment, a number of

vacancies have arisen in several Higher Secondary Schools . The petitioner

contend that those vacancies are to be filled up in terms of the prospectus and

that the Circular dated 12th August 2008 runs contrary to the prospectus. It is

pointed out that those who secured lower marks in the qualifying examination

may get better combination than those who got higher marks, if the Circular is

implemented.

3. Learned Government Pleader submitted that the petitioner’s daughter

would be given admission in the Higher Secondary school of her higher option, if

any candidate with lesser qualifying marks is granted admission in any of those

schools as per the Circular. It is submitted by the learned counsel for the

petitioner that this undertaking made by the learned Government Pleader on

behalf of the first respondent would redress the grievances of the petitioner.

The aforesaid submission made by the learned Government Pleader is placed

on record.

The Writ Petition is disposed of accordingly.

Issue certified copy of the judgment today itself.

(K.T.SANKARAN)
Judge

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