The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition which sought a uniform education system across the country for children aged between 6-14 years.
The Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud declined to admit the plea which suggested merging ICSE and CBSE, to enable a "One Nation One Education Board" with a common syllabus and curriculum.
Since the plea fell within the domain of a policy decision, the Court was of the view that it was not appropriate for it to interfere in such matters.
"How can you ask the court to merge one board with the other? These are not the functions of the court", said Justice Chandrachud.
Additionally, with regard to the crux of the Petition, Justice Chandrachud further observed that "our students are already burdened with heavy school bags on their shouders. Why do you want to add to their burden by adding more books?"
Having said that, the Bench granted the petitioner, Advocate and BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, liberty to approach the appropriate authority with his Petition as a representation.