Delhi government Saturday came out with detailed guidelines for nursery admission of children belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) in private schools in the national capital for the academic year 2015-16.
The Delhi High Court Monday said it will hear Tuesday the pleas challenging the decision of a single-judge bench to quash the lieutenant governor`s points system guidelines of last year on nursery admissions in unaided private schools of the capital.
The city government on Thursady moved the Delhi High Court against its single judge order quashing the points system for nursery admission brought in by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) for private unaided schools here.
The High Court ruling which scrapped the point system for nursery admissions was on Friday welcomed by private schools, but the parents were disappinted as they felt it would allow schools to set arbitrary rules.
The wait for this year's nursery admissions guidelines is likely to continue after the Delhi High Court issued fresh directives putting a stay on issuing new guidelines before a final decision on the matter pending before it is taken, as per news reports on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a direction to Delhi government to consider kids for nursery admission under the inter-state transfer category if their parents did not approach it.
Nursery admissions in Delhi will have to wait yet again for two more days as the Supreme Court (SC) Monday reserved its order on the plea of the parents on the inter-state transfers who have sought admission of their children.
There seems to be no end to stalemate over the nursery admission process despite the Delhi High Court`s nod. On Friday, the Supreme Court again put nursery admissions on hold in schools in the national capital.
Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea challenging the Lt Governor`s nursery admission guidelines, which clubs disabled children with those from economically weaker groups (EWS) and seeking three per cent quota for kids with special needs.
The agonising wait for parents to get their children admitted in nursery was prolonged as the Delhi High Court on Monday said its stay on fresh draw of lots will continue till Friday when it will hear pleas against the admission guidelines.
The Delhi High Court, which recently stayed the draw of lots for nursery admissions, on Tuesday agreed to hear a fresh appeal seeking scrapping of five and 20 points being awarded to kids falling under alumni and sibling categories respectively.
The Supreme Court Friday declined to stay, for now, a Delhi High Court order directing nursery admissions according to the guidelines issued by the Lt Governor, giving no immediate relief to private unaided schools.
In a major relief for the parents in Delhi, fed up with lofty donation demands from schools in lieu of admission of their tiny tots, the nursery admissions will begin under fresh guidelines from Tuesday.