[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] India: PIL likely for German at Kendriya Vidyalayas

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 15:57:29 UTC 2014

PIL likely for German at KVs
Abhinav Garg
TNN | Nov 15, 2014, 11.56PM IST

NEW DELHI: The decision of the central government to introduce Sanskrit
replacing German as a language in Kendriya Vidyalayas is likely to be
contested before the Delhi high court.

While an NGO specializing in litigation on education-related issues is
readying a PIL, the government's move itself is an offshoot of another case
pending before the court. Last month, a group of Sanskrit teachers had
approached HC alleging that the KV schools introduced German as a third
language in place of Sanskrit against the education policy.

In response to court notice, the human resource ministry gave an insight
into its thinking by way of an affidavit. It claimed before court that
there were "inconsistencies" in an MoU signed between Kendriya Vidyalaya
Sangathan and Goethe Institute of Max Mueller Bhavan. The MoU governs
training of Sanskrit teachers for German language.


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