The Delhi High Court Tuesday pulled up the Delhi government over its failure to disclose the reason for asking for self-attested copies of voter ID cards and phone numbers of students studying in city schools and of their family members.
A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani pulled up the Delhi government after its education department issued a fresh circular on November 27, asking heads of schools to digitise the data of students within 15 days.
The bench asked the government to explain their stand on taking such a decision by December 18.
The plea, moved by the Government School Teachers’ Association, has sought to restrain the Delhi government from collecting and entering the data in a digitised format till the pendency of a plea challenging the Directorate of Education’s (DoE) October 8 circular seeking the details. ENS