delhi high court pulls up private schools, says some nursery admission criteria are untenable

delhi high court pulls up private schools, says some nursery admission criteria are untenable

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On Monday  the Delhi High Court said the a few of the 62 criteria fixed by private schools for nursery admissions were "unsustainable" and asked them to restrict the criteria whose removal they want to challenge to only 10-13.

Justice Manmohan, hearing a lot of pleas filed by private unaided schools challenging the 6 January circular that scrapped 62 criteria, includes running quota, for nursery admissions, asked them to provide the list by Tuesday.

The court also asked the Aam Aadmi party government whether its order, scrapping 62 criteria, was applicable to minority institutions.

The petitioners, Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education, said the government circular was "absolutely without jurisdiction" and should be quashed as it completely took away the autonomy of schools.

Chief Minister of  Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on 6 January said the decision to slip the management quota was taken to bring in more simplicity in the admission procedure. He said the existing provision of 25 % places for students from poor family will though remain in place.

Schools were however free to grant admission to children of their employees and could allocate points in their criteria.

Currently, the schools keep 20 % or even more seats are under the management quota, while 25 % seats are kept for economically weaker sections students. The rest are open for the general category kids.

 

02-Feb-2016 14:22:18 IST
Posted By Neha Sharma

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