Nursery admissions: Delhi HC reserves decision on petitions

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on petitions which had challenged the nursery admission guidelines issued last year.

Updated: Nov 05, 2014, 15:55 PM IST
Nursery admissions: Delhi HC reserves decision on petitions

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on petitions which had challenged the nursery admission guidelines issued last year.

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had on December 18 last year issued certain guidelines after which a bunch of petitions were filed against them.

The guidelines issued by the Lt Governor had outlined many criteria, including the neighbourhood criteria, which sought the schools to give preference to children living within a radius of 6 km from the school.

This criteria were given maximum weightage with 70 points out of 100 in open category seats.

Later, the Lt Governor had enhanced the distance criteria to 8 km.

Besides these, the applicants who have siblings studying in the same school were to get 20 points. Five points were to be added by default in applications of girls and wards of school alumni.

Earlier this week, the court had directed the city government not to issue fresh guidelines for nursery admission till the time it decides on earlier petitions pending before it.