Man moves Delhi HC on nursery admission criteria

New Delhi: A day after private schools released the lists of students for nursery admission, a man, whose son did not get admission, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court alleging the school has not followed the criteria under the Delhi School Education Act.

Filing a petition, Rakesh Mittal, an Advocate, alleged the Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School in Humayun Road has violated the criteria under the Act and the guidelines issued by the Directorate of Education, Delhi, with regard to nursery admission.

Mittal contended he had applied for his son's admission in the school as it is very near to his house.

When he, along with his wife went to the school to submit the form, the school management asked the parents to face the interview on December 21, which is against government guidelines, he alleged.

"....The school, instead of following the point system, was interviewng the parents. The notice board did not talk anything about the point system as directed in the government notification on December 22, 2007," the petitioner said.

Yesterday, the school had come out with a list of students eligible for admission, in which his son's name did not figure, Mittal contended.

Following a High Court direction in 2007, Delhi government had issued guidelines to all private schools not to interview the parents but to make point system in which the admission will be given to children who stay near the school.

The matter will be heard by Justice G S Sistani tomorrow.