A boy, who sought admission to Class VI at a Navodaya Vidayalaya near his home in Outer Delhi but was turned down, has won a favourable ruling from a civil court which said that getting admitted to a government school near one's home is the fundamental right of the child.

“Plaintiff [the boy] has a fundamental and civil right to get admitted into the State-run educational institution in his nearby locality. In the facts and circumstances the plaintiff is entitled for decree of his admission as prayed,” Civil Judge Ajay Pandey ruled.

The boy had taken the written test for admission in Class VI but the school had not declared him successful. The boy claimed he was fully competent for admission in Class VI and had sent a legal notice to which the school authorities had responded but still did not admit him. Though the school officials were summoned they did not appear.