Delhi HC reluctant to interfere in nursery admission

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 20:52

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday
expressed its reluctance to interfere in the nursery admission
process in the city and suggested the aggrieved parents to
approach the Directorate of Education.

Justice G S Sistani that the parents should approach the
grievances cell of the Education Department.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a father whose
son did not get admission in a city school. The petitioner
alleged that the school has not followed the criteria under
the Delhi School Education Act.

Filing a petition, Rakesh Mittal, an advocate, alleged
that the Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School in Humayun Road
has violated the criteria under the Act and the guidelines
issued by the Directorate of Education, Delhi, with regard to
nursery admission.

Mittal contended he had applied for his son`s admission
in the school as it is very near to his house.

When he along with his wife went to the school to submit
the form, the school management asked the parents to face the
interview board on December 21, which is against government
guidelines, he alleged.

"....The school, instead of following the point system,
was interviewing the parents. The notice board did not talk
anything about the point system as directed in the government
notification on December 22, 2007," the petitioner said.

Following a High Court direction, Delhi government had
issued guidelines to all private schools not to interview the
parents but to follow a point-based system.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 20:52

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