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L-G fixes selection parameters for nursery admission

Guidelines have asked schools to announce the number of reserved seats and publicise the procedure.

Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday issued new nursery admission guidelines for schools in the capital. Under the new system,selection will be done on the basis of ‘fixed parameters and points’,unlike in previous years where schools could choose the parameters and points.

Of the four fixed parameters — neighbourhood,sibling studying in school,alumni and inter-state transfer — maximum weightage has been given to neighborhood criteria (70 points) followed by sibling (20 points),alumni (5 points) and inter-state transfer (5 points). Distance of up to 6 km from a school constitutes its neighbourhood.

Schools have been instructed not to fix additional points. “In case seats remain vacant/unfilled,the same shall be filled by draw of lots. Schools are not allowed to fix additional points other than the points specified,” the order states.

There will also be no management quota in admissions to any of the schools. “We noticed that management quota created a lot of ambiguity during the whole process. So,it was decided to do away with it,” Amit Singla,director,Directorate of Education,said.

Instead,this time,5 per cent seats will be reserved for employees of the school. Besides,5 per cent seats will be reserved for girls in co-educational schools and will be filled through draw of lots of applicants residing within a 6-km radius.

In a first,the Lt-Governor has also issued guidelines for minority schools in the capital. Like other schools,minority schools will also have to reserve 25 per cent seats for EWS category,5 per cent seats for employees and another 5 per cent for girls in co-ed schools.

The guidelines have asked schools to announce the number of reserved seats and publicise the procedure followed through their websites and notice boards.

The same rules will hold true for schools set up by specific government agencies such as the Army,central services,etc.

Usually notified in early December,this year the announcement of guidelines for nursery admissions was delayed on account of the Delhi Assembly elections. Accordingly,the admission procedure will now begin from January 15 and end on March 31.

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Schools have been asked to identify localities within a 6-km radius on their websites and notice boards. “The schools shall identify localities within a 6-km radius and publicise on their websites and notice boards…,” the order states.