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.