Petition challenges upper age limit for nursery admission
New Delhi: A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday challenging the decision of a private school to fix four years as upper age limit for admission in nursery class.
The petition, filed by the father of a child, alleged that a notification of Delhi`s directorate of education (DoE) mentioned three years as the lower age for admission in nursery and categorically bars unaided private schools from fixing any upper age cap for this purpose.
The plea, however said that Sachdeva Public School at Rohini, in its admission brochure, said that children, who are of three years of age and have not crossed the four year age limit, would be entitled for admission in nursery.
The petition sought an order or direction declaring the clause 5 of admission criteria for pre-school issued by the school for the session 2013-14 about fixation of upper age limit for admission "arbitrary and illegal" and striking down the same.
The petition filed by Pankaj Kumar, through advocate Ashok Agarwal, alleged that the school has refused to accept the application form of his son on the ground that the child would be over four years of age on March 31, the cut-off date for receipt of forms.
The case will likely come for hearing on Friday.
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