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Delhi nursery admissions: Lt Guv issues fresh guidelines, school authorities unhappy

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:13

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: Few weeks ahead of nursery admissions begin in Delhi schools, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has issued fresh guidelines following a Delhi High Court order passed recently in response to a PIL moved by a social jurist.

According to fresh guidelines there will be no admissions in the management quota from now on as the concept of management quota has been completely removed.
Delhi schools have been asked to reserve 25% seats for students falling in the category of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Groups.

Besides, 5% seats will be reserved for children of school staff and the unfilled staff quota will spill over to open seats.

As per the fresh guidelines, 5 % seats will be reserved for girls in co-ed schools.

The new guidelines also define the existing parameters of giving admissions to children on point basis.

According to it, the children living in the vicinity of 6kms from the school will get 70 out 100 points.

Siblings will get 20 points, 5 points for parent alumni and five points for inter-state transfer candidates.

Besides, vacant seats will have to be filled by draw of lots.
School authorities unhappy with new guidelines

New nursery admission guidelines announced in the city have been welcomed by parents but have left school authorities miffed over abolishment of management quota.

Schools are also unhappy over fixed points system and the preference being given to children living within a distance of six km from the school.

According to the principal of a reputed private school, 70 points out of 100 being awarded to a child living within a radius of 6 km is unfair to children who live in far off places.

"Those who do not have good schools in their locality would seek admission in schools in other areas, the new rule is a huge disadvantage for them," she said on condition of anonymity.

School authorities termed the abolition of management quota as an "encroachment" on their rights.

The authorities of these private schools will soon meet to discuss the new guidelines and chalk their further plan of action.

First Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 09:12

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