‘Nursery admission norms flouted in Delhi’
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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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