New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought clarification from the Delhi government on the alleged malpractice by schools during nursery admissions.
The Delhi government in its statement to the court had said that the management quota is a racket.
“Why did Delhi government not take action if evidence of malpractice by schools was with them,” the court asked.
The Delhi government has scrapped management and all other quotas except for the Economically Weaker Sections in private schools for nursery admissions and warned institutions violating the order could be taken over by the education department.
Announcing the decision taken at a meeting of the state's cabinet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had called the management quota the breeding ground for "biggest scandal" in the education sector in the country and said his government will not be a "mute spectator" to it.
The government also scrapped 62 "arbitary and discriminatory" criterias listed by the schools on their websites for admissions. However, the 25 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will stay.
(With Agency inputs)