Nursery admissions: Delhi High Court issues notice to Kejriwal govt

Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government over decision of scrapping the management quota in nursery admissions.

Updated: Jan 18, 2016, 14:23 PM IST
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New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government over decision of scrapping the management quota in nursery admissions.

The notice was issued on private unaided schools' petition against Delhi government order of scrapping management quota. The Delhi High Court said, "If Delhi government improves conditions of state-based government schools, then there won't be any fight for admissions in private schools."

Terming the move by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as absolutely illegal, arbitrary, whimsical and unconstitutional, the schools had argued that the government order is contrary to and violates various judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Court, and impacts the autonomy of private unaided schools to regulate their admissions.

The writ petition, filed by the Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools that comprises 400 schools, has requested the court to issue a writ, order or direction quashing the government's order and asking the government to pass further orders granting relief to them.

The Delhi government had earlier scrapped management quotas for admissions to private schools, a move that offers more seats for those seeking general admission.

The court has asked the Kejriwal government to file reply in the matter by January 25. The next hearing in the case has been fixed on January 28.