The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it will pass order on Wednesday on the pleas challenging a single-judge bench's decision to quash the Lt Governor's guidelines of last year on nursery admissions in the capital's unaided private schools.
The Supreme Court Monday asked the Delhi government`s education department to explore the possibility if five to six seats each could be increased in the nurseries of private schools to accommodate entrants under the inter-state category.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea of some parents against the order of single judge bench asking the city government to conduct a fresh draw of lots among children having equal points for nursery admission in the national capital.
The Delhi High Court asked the city government to inform it why draw of lots in nursery admission be not held afresh for all seats under neighbourhood scheme instead of just for those seats which were vacated after inter-state transfer category was scrapped.
Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to calculate the number of seats available for seven categories of disabled kids in nursery admissions after implementing the statutory three per cent quota in the total intake by private unaided schools here.
Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria.
Delhi government on Wednesday told the High Court that the nursery admission will begin only after an order is passed on the petition of certain unaided private schools challenging the new admission guidelines.
The admission process for nursery classes in the city`s private schools which was to start Jan 15, was Monday deferred by two days after some schools moved the Delhi High Court saying the new guidelines were "arbitrary".
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the city government for a provision in its fresh nursery admission guidelines asking unaided private minority schools to reserve 20 per cent seats for children belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS).