Twenty-two per cent seats for admission to entry-level classes in the city’s private schools are reserved for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups and three per cent for those children with special needs.
The Delhi High Court has quashed an order that requires migrant parents to stay in the city for three years continuously before their children can be admitted in a private school under the EWS category.
The war of words between the UT Administration and Independent Schools Association escalated on Thursday,with the administration sending across a strongly worded reply to the queries,raised by the ISA,relating to implementation of the Right to Education Act 2009.
In what may bring a ray of hope for several students under the EWS category still holding on to the desire of studying in private schools,the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Delhi government as to how many seats were still vacant under the quota and how do they intend to fill them.
Less physical space in classes,probable student teacher skewed ratio,strong possibility that students belonging to poor strata will not socialise with other students: These are some of the reasons tabled by private schools in strong opposition to admitting students belonging to economically weaker section in all classes.