Nursery admissions: HC refuses to stay scrapping of points system
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the decision of a single-judge bench quashing the Lt. Governor`s guidelines on nursery admissions in the capital`s unaided private schools.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the decision of a single-judge bench quashing the Lt. Governor`s guidelines on nursery admissions in the capital`s unaided private schools.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw declined to pass an interim order on the applications of Delhi government and an NGO that sought suspension of the single-judge bench order.
The bench said the order of single judge was based on certain findings, and it will hear the appeals of Delhi government and NGO Social Jurist in detail Jan 15, 2015.
The Lt. Governor issued the guidelines Dec 18, 2013, after which a number of petitions were filed against them.
The guidelines outlined several criteria, including the neighbourhood factor, which sought that schools give preference to children living within eight km of it.
On Nov 28, Justice Manmohan quashed the points system, saying the guidelines violated the fundamental rights of the school managements to have maximum autonomy in day-to-day administration, including the right to admit students.
The order allowed schools to set their own criteria according to the 2007 Ganguly Committee guidelines.