On Thursday, Delhi High Court stayed Delhi AAP government's order sweeped management quota in nursery admissions in private schools, saying the decision was taken without permission of the law.
It also stopped the Delhi government's January 6 order with consideration to 11 other admission criteria, including issue like music and sports, confirmed track record of parents during admission of their ward that were also scrapped. Justice Manmohan in his provisional order said that the government's January 6 decision was also in infringement of the Lieutenant Governor's 2007 order on nursery admissions in private unaided schools.
He said the self-rule of privately held schools with regard to nursery admissions cannot be controlled by an office order and has to be done under the law. However, added that if there were any wrong practices with regard to nursery admission procedures in private schools, which should be investigated The court clarify that the comments made and the view taken by it are only "prima facie" and not final.
The Delhi government by its January 6 order had scrapped 62 " discriminatory and arbitrary " criteria planned by schools on their websites for admissions, but retained the 25 % quota for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections).
The High Court was hearing pleas filed by Action Committee Recognized Private Schools and discussion for support of Quality Education for all, looking for cancel of AAP government's decision to fragment management and all other quotas, except for EWS in Delhi's private unaided schools for nursery admissions.
They said that the order was "without authority and contrary to and volatile of various judgment passed by the Supreme Court as well as by various benches of the High Court, relating to the autonomy of private unaided schools to regulate their admissions”. In an earlier hearing, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had protected his government's decision to scrap the quota criteria, allege that private unaided in the national capital had become a "hub of fraudulence" as they were running "admission racket" under the costume of organization quota.