Andhra Pradesh Govt moves to the Apex Court against HC Verdict on mandating English medium

On Thursday Supreme court issued notice to the respondent on an appeal filed by the Andhra Pradesh Govt, whose order mandating English Medium from class 1 to 6 in government schools, was struck down by High Court.

A bench of Apex Court, headed by Justice Dr DY Chandrachud issued notice to the respondent and one individual named Srinivas Guntapalli seeking his response in the matter.

“We will examine and consider the Andhra Pradesh government’s order to make English medium education mandatory from class 1 to 6 in government schools,” Bench said.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed government orders to introduced English as a medium of instruction for state-run schools in the state on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Eluru-based petitioner Dr Srinivas Guntupalli.

Andhra Pradesh Govt had filed an appeal before the Apex Court after it’s order was struck down by the High Court.

Andhra Govt, vide it’s order, had made compulsory for students of govt school in the state to study in English Medium from classes 1 to 6 beginning from outgoing academic year 2020-21.

After issuing notice to the respondent, top court fixed the matter for further hearing after 3 weeks, likely on September 25.