The government's move to make the EWS admission process online for schools recognised under the Delhi School Education Act and Rules (DSEAR), 1973 and continue with the offline process for schools recognised under the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, saw parents hassled about which school is under which category. Accessibility to the Internet and required infrastructure also came across as a major problem for them.
Several camps have also been set up at the offices of MLAs to help parents fill up the admission form online.
The move to make admissions online came in wake of the fake admissions detected under the categories in previous years.
Till now, the government has just been issuing a common form and monitoring the draw-of-lots. The rest of the process used to be managed by schools. In an online system, however, candidates will be allotted seats and the admission process will be centralised.
The government has also fixed an upper age limit for admission to entry-level classes with the maximum age for nursery being set at four years, and five and six years for pre-primary and class-I, respectively.