Various school authorities are meeting together to decide on the guidelines for nursery admissions for the 2014-15 session, but this has made many parents worried about the return of management quota in schools. The 20% management quota was abolished by LG and Directorate of Education last year which left many schools frowning, but provided smiles all around at the faces of many parents. According to many parents the abolition of the management quota provided everyone an equal chance because without the quota the schools couldn’t fill in seats or block them for powerful and resourceful people associated with the schools.
In order to secure admissions a total of 100 points are given which are disturbed among various parameters. The parameters and points allotted to various parameters were set by the DoE last year which had not only took away the management quota, but also created a quota for girls and fixed categories into distance, alumni, sibling and transfer cases. These changes had delayed the admission procedures last year due to various court cases and other administrative problems. This year the guidelines are expected to get out earlier and the school associations are going to take steps to make the process smoother.
School authorities constantly argue that without the quota they could not help the people who are responsible for supporting the school and people from management, trustees, politicians, social workers and various officers, which turn out to be really embarrassing.
A Dwarka parent Lokesh, who is an IT professional against the management quota and says, “These quotas are converted into donation seats and desperate parents whose kinds couldn’t qualify pay up to secure their seats.”