Delhi: Meeting over nursery admissions ends without a decision

Last Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 20:40

New Delhi: Confusion over nursery
admissions in the capital continued on Monday as a meeting to sort
out differences between the government and private schools
ended without any decision, though a minister said they were
expected to come out with the guidelines on Wednesday.

Private school managements are insisting that the
existing 100-point system devised by the Ashok Ganguly
Committee three years ago be retained during the admission
process, while the HRD Ministry has advocated selecting
students through draw of lots.

They also demanded the management quota be retained. The
private schools are opposing the lottery system tooth and nail
and insisting on retaining the point-based system.

After a meeting of private school managements with
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Education Minister
Arvinder Singh Lovely told reporters that a "middle path"
between random selection and point system is being finalised.

"As per the Right to Education Act, there should be
random selection. HRD Ministry has been requested to clarify
on random selection. The response is expected to come
tomorrow and the guidelines are likely to issued on
Wednesday," he said.

Sources said the HRD Ministry has also been asked to
clarify whether private schools can have management quota.
Last year, private schools had a management quota of 20 per


First Published: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 20:40

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