HC reserves verdict on nursery admission row
The private schools told the Delhi High Court that the RTE Act allows schools to admit children below four years in age to nursery classes.
New Delhi: The private schools today told
the Delhi High Court that the Right to Education (RTE) Act
allows schools to admit children below four years in age to
pre-school (nursery) classes which is part of the formal
Appearing for the schools before a division bench of
Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw,
counsel Sobha said that as per the Act, nursery classes could
be treated as entry level the pre-schools should not be
segregated from the formal education system.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Social Jurists,
an NGO, challenging the government`s December 16, 2012, order
allowing schools to admit children in nursery classes at the
age of three instead of four which was allegedly violative of
the Delhi Education Act.