The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass an interim order staying its single judge bench verdict quashing the points system for nursery admission brought in by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) for private unaided schools here.
The Supreme Court posted for Monday the hearing on the issue of nursery admissions in the national capital and said that the relief in the category of inter-state transfer can be provided only to those who have filed a petition in the court.
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 Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the new nursery admission guidelines, issued by the Lt Governor, were "in consistency" with the Right To Education Act as they accorded primacy to neighbourhood schooling and provided 25 percent quota for poor children.
A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court against the city government`s decision to do away with the system of allocating points to inter-state transfer cases of children seeking admission in nursery classes.
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process in the national capital but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing.
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.