Nursery admission process to remain the same next academic year: L-G

Education Department is expected to come out with the new notification for nursery admissions soon.

Written by Shikha Sharma | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2013 2:15 am

Stating that it would require more time to work out nursery admission guidelines,the Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has said the process for nursery admissions would remain the same for the coming academic year.

“The present criteria for admission to primary,pre-primary and nursery school will continue for the academic year 2014,” a statement issued from the L-G’s office said.

The Education Department is expected to come out with the new notification for nursery admissions soon. “Since there is no new procedural change,we expect to release the notification for nursery admission within one week,” Amit Singla,Director,Directorate of Education,said.

The Delhi High Court had directed the Lieutenant-Governor to take a decision within three months on a plea for an amendment in admission procedure for nursery to bring it in line with the Right to Education (RTE) Act,which prohibits screening of children for admissions.

A Division Bench of Justice N V Ramana and Justice Manmohan had passed the direction on a petition by an NGO Social Jurist seeking a direction from the L-G to take a decision on its representation for the amendments.

The 2007 order issued by the Delhi government gives freedom to private-unaided recognised schools to frame their own guidelines for nursery admission.

The petitioner had argued that by giving a free hand to these schools in formulating guidelines for nursery admission,the government had violated Section 13 read with 2(o) of the Right to Education Act.

It had said that unaided schools in Delhi admitted most children in nursery or pre-primary classes and then promoted them to elementary classes.

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