`Don`t start nursery admission before guidelines come`

Delhi Government on Thursday warned private schools not to start the process for nursery admissions before issuance of relevant guidelines and said punitive action will be taken against the violators.

Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 23:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Government on Thursday warned
private schools not to start the process for nursery
admissions before issuance of relevant guidelines and said
punitive action will be taken against the violators.

Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the schools
will have to comply with Right to Education Act and government
was drafting comprehensive guidelines for admissions into
nursery classes incorporating provisions of RTE.
He said strict action will follow against schools which
have started the process for nursery admission.

Officials said all the private schools will have to
reserve 25 per cent of total seats for poor students and
Government will provide financial help to the schools for
these students.

They said government may provide Rs 150 per student per
month to the schools.

Asked about private schools contemplating increasing
fee to implement RTE, Lovely said no school will be allowed to
hike fee to implement the act.
Lovely said there are "several key issues" which need to
be sorted out before full implementation of the RTE and he
will soon approach Union HRD Ministry to seek clarification on
them.

PTI