Private unaided schools built on land allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will now have to reserve 20 per cent seats (Class I and above) for children belonging to EWS category in the new admission season,according to a new notification issued from the Lieutenant-Governors office.
All schools which were allotted land by the government shall also admit children from economically weaker sections in neighbourhood to the extent of 20 per cent in all fresh admissions made in other classes above the entry level in the same manner as provided by the Directorate, the order issued from the L-G office stated.
Schools on DDA land had to reserve 25 per cent seats for admission till Class I,and 10 per cent beyond it. Now,these schools will have to reserve 20 per cent seats for all admissions beyond Class I.
The order read,The provision of 20 per cent admission shall also be applicable at entry level for minority schools which were allotted land by the government agency. There are about 410 private schools on DDA land in the city. With this order,all minority schools will have to reserve 20 per cent seats in the EWS category.
In addition to raising seats to 20 per cent,the new order also makes it mandatory for schools to give free books and uniforms to all children studying under the EWS category.
Students admitted to EWS and disadvantaged groups shall be entitled for free books,uniforms and writing material according to RTE rules,and such students are not required to pay for any kind of charges for these requirements, the order read.
Students will be eligible for reimbursements at par with students of government schools on account of expenditure on books and uniforms,according to the order.