‘Nursery admission norms flouted in Delhi’

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 16:07

New Delhi: Violation of norms seem to be
common in the ongoing nursery admissions in Delhi, as many
schools are openly flouting the guidelines laid down by the
Directorate of Education despite the government warning of
punitive action against erring schools.

New Delhi: Violation of norms seem to be
common in the ongoing nursery admissions in Delhi, as many
schools are openly flouting the guidelines laid down by the
Directorate of Education despite the government warning of
punitive action against erring schools.

Certain schools have stopped sale and submission of
application forms before the January 16 last date and some
have even tinkered with seat reservation meant for various
categories, including the Economically Weaker Section (EWS),
parents alleged.

Biswanath Dash, a south Delhi resident trying to secure a
nursery seat for his son in a reputed school, says he was
taken for a ride by a school of that area.

Dash, a Central government officer, said he had visited a
reputed school in Safdarjung area three days after the
admission process had begun, but was told that the nursery
branch is located in Vasant Kunj.

"After reaching there, I found that forms had already been
sold," he told a news agency.

"When I drew their attention towards the DoE guidelines,
they told me I better approach DoE for forms," he said.

Ranjeet Kumar, another harassed father, alleged that a top
school in Dwarka has been forcing parents to buy prospectus
for Rs 500 along with the application forms.

"When I referred to the DoE guidelines, they told me that
was not for them and I am free to complain," he posted on
online parents` forum admissionsnursery.com.

Another parent, who bought a form from a school in
Pitampura, said the school is asking income and educational
qualifications not only of the child`s parents but also of
grandparents -- both maternal and paternal.

"This is a brazen example of how serious the schools in
Delhi are in abiding the established norms. The government has
to wake up and take a look at the ground reality," says Sumit
Vohra, founder of the admissionsnursery.com.

However, when contacted, the school officials rejected
these allegations, insisting there has been no violation of
guidelines.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 16:07

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