New Delhi: Parents still struggling to get
their children admitted into nursery and pre-primary classes
in city schools can breath easy.
Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, said the
process of enrolment would continue throughout the year as per
provisions of Right to Education Act.
Although Delhi government had set July 31 deadline for
nursery admission, Lovely said the RTE provides for enrolment
throughout the year.
At a meeting, Lovely directed top officials of his
department to ensure that all eligible children get admission
in government-run as well as private schools.
"The Minister issued clear instructions to enroll the
children in appropriate classes. He also directed the
officials to ensure not a single child is left without getting
admission," said the official who attended the meeting.
Lovely said all the deputy directors of various zones
have been told to prepare of list of private schools where
seats under economically weaker section are lying vacant.
"These seats will be filled soon. We will seek fresh
applicantions from children of poor families for admission
under this category," Lovely said.
The Delhi government had earlier this year issued
guidelines asking all schools to reserve 25 per cent of the
total seats for students belonging to Economically Weaker
Sections (EWS) as per RTE Act.
The Education Minister said there has been an increase
in enrolment of about one lakh students in government-run
schools this year, compared to last year.
A total of 13,99,000 students were enrolled this year
compared to 13,01,591 last year, an official said.
The city government is currently running 943 schools,
which include around 700 senior secondary schools, 200
secondary schools and around 40 middle schools.