Delhi HC reluctant to interfere in nursery admission

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its reluctance to interfere in the nursery admission process in the city and suggested the aggrieved parents to approach the Directorate of Education.

Justice G S Sistani that the parents should approach the grievances cell of the Education Department.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a father whose son did not get admission in a city school. The petitioner alleged that the school has not followed the criteria under the Delhi School Education Act.

Filing a petition, Rakesh Mittal, an advocate, alleged that 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 board on December 21, which is against government guidelines, he alleged.

"....The school, instead of following the point system, was interviewing 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.

Following a High Court direction, Delhi government had issued guidelines to all private schools not to interview the parents but to follow a point-based system.