The Delhi government has directed all private schools in the capital to admit 25 per cent students belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category to entry-level classes, and submit a compliance report of admissions under the category for the past four years within two weeks.
Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of their lease deed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and other land-owning agencies, it said.
The communication issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) states, “The new academic session is going to start from April 1. Therefore, chairpersons/presidents of such societies/trusts are hereby once again directed to admit 25 per cent children belonging to EWS category in their nursery/pre-primary /play schools/creches in the academic session 2016-17.”
It adds, “Non-compliance of the orders shall be viewed seriously and the same may be brought to the notice of DDA/land-owning agencies for cancellation of lease deed-of the land of the society or trust.”.
The Right to Education Act, 2009, requires schools to reserve 25 per cent seats for students under the EWS and disadvantaged group (DG) categories.