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Nursery Admission Case Battle Resumes In Delhi HC Today

The admission process for nursery classes has started from January 15 and will continue till January 31.

The Delhi High court on Monday will hear the case relating to nursery admission notification issued by the state government, which made it mandatory for private unaided minority schools to admit students in the unreserved category on the basis of neighbourhood criteria.

The Delhi government’s counsel cited the previous judgements in the case. In the last hearing, the court had stayed the Delhi Government’s notification for 15 to 20 minority schools.

As per the new set of guidelines approved by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, all applicants living in the neighbourhood of the school will be given priority over those living further away. Apart from this, the other pointers include no preference to girl child and guidelines for sibling in the same school.

The admission process for nursery classes has started from January 15 and will continue till January 31. Around 260 schools have approa…

Nursery Admission: Parents Irked Over School-Govt ‘War’

Now, several schools have uploaded their own guidelines but failed to mention the additional DoE guidelines.
Several private schools operating on the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land are still brazenly violating the Delhi High Court order by not mentioning the Department of Education (DoE) guidelines on their websites. On January 19, the Delhi High Court had ruled that the schools running on DDA land could issue their own criteria but along with the DoE guidelines. Now, several schools have uploaded their own guidelines but failed to mention the additional DoE guidelines. For instance, the Venkateshwar International School in Dwarka Sector 10 has uploaded the criterion of awarding 35 points to candidates living in a range of 3 km but has not mentioned anything about the neighbourhood criterion as outlined by the DoE. The DoE had ruled that the candidates living within a radius of 0-1 km and having siblings in the school will be given preference. In case of further vacancy, candidate…

Still No Notification On 298 Schools

It has been a week since nursery admissions for private schools began in the city. With January 23 as the last day for schools to accept applications, there is still no notification on the 298 schools built on DDA/government land. Many prominent schools in the city built on DDA land have to accept 75 per cent students from the neighbourhood. Delhi HC orders The Directorate of Education (DoE) had issued a statement saying that as per Delhi High Court orders, all private schools have to adopt the criteria of admission which must be clear, well-defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent, but failed to comment on when the notification for the 298 schools would come out. In case of grievance The statement had also said that any grievance with regard to the admission process or complaints related to donation/capitation fee being charged by schools, non-display of criteria/procedure of admissions, non-availability of admission forms or any other complaint may be lodged o…

Nursery Admissions Day 4: No Guidelines Yet For Session 2017-18

New Delhi: Confusion prevailed among parents even on the fourth day of nursery admissions in the capital as the directorate of education (DoE) is yet to come out with guidelines for admission to 298 schools built on the DDA land. “The scenario is really confusing. The DoE has already issued a set of guidelines for some schools while another set of guidelines is yet to come. I really don’t think they will be able to complete the admission procedure soon nor start the April session,” said Sonia Dhawan, a resident of Model Town. The government, which has put on hold the admission process at 298 private schools, wants them to admit students only with neighbourhood as the criteria. The admissions at the rest of the 1,400 schools started on January 2 and will continue till January 23. However, many parents complained that they couldn’t complete their online registration for admission as several schools asked for the candidate’s Aadhaar card number as a mandatory option. But as per the DoE guid…