Delhi HC for inquiry against Mater Dei school over nursery admission

Mater Dei School landed in trouble with the Delhi High Court on Thursday asking the city government to inquire into allegations of a girl`s parents that it failed to provide information related to her nursery admission result.

New Delhi, Feb 12: Mater Dei School landed in trouble with the Delhi High Court on Thursday asking the city government to inquire into allegations of a girl`s parents that it failed to provide information related to her nursery admission result.
Issuing notice to the Delhi government through the Directorate of Education, Justice S Ravindra Bhat sought response from them within two weeks.

"The court is of the opinion that the first respondent, acting through Directorate of Education, should, in the first instance, hold an inquiry and after considering the records of the school issue appropriate orders in accordance with law," said Justice Bhat in an interim order.

The court was hearing a case filed by Baby Zahra Ahmed, through her parents, alleging that the school has adopted "clandestine and stealthy" process with regard to admission to nursery.

Having secured a tie or marks equal to other applicants, the petitioner`s name did not appear in the list of successful candidates. After the interview and verification of documents, the school did not initiate any communication, the petitioner contended.

Alleging that the school has violated the government`s guidelines, the petition said "In terms of notification Gazetted by the Government of NCT of Delhi on November 24, 2007 successful candidates have to be intimated, in case of tie, the school had to display the name registration number of the children selected for admission and draw of lots, date time and venue of the same".

Bureau Report

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