For over 73000 children that fall under various economically weaker sections in the capital, the Directorate of Education (DoE) will decide their nursery admission capability through lucky draw. There are presently 28193 seats available in the private schools in Delhi, which will be distributed among the children through drawn. This will be the first time when DoE is conducting and online draw for the applicants received under the economically weaker sections category.
The draw guidelines have been sent to the schools by the Directorate of Education in the state. The total number of applicants who have registered themselves under the EWS category was counted to be 73059, while the seats available with the private schools are paltry 28193. In order to approach the whole process in a non-discriminatory manner, the DoE has decided to make the draw online.
According to a DoE official, “The draw for admission will be conducted on Monday and the school allotted for admission under EWS/DG category shall be sent through SMS on the registered mobile number of the applicant within 24 hours of completion of draw of lots. The successful applicant may approach the school allotted in the drawn up to February 22, failing which his or her candidature will be canceled.” He further said that it would be impossible to select such a huge number of children as the seats are limited in the private schools in Delhi.
The schools which will take admission of these children are instructed to take a good look at their EWS certificates and income certificates of their parents/applicants.