The Delhi High Court, on 3 April, lifted the stay from nursery admissions procedure in the city and allowed the school management to admit the kids of those parents whose children had made it to the merit list in the draw of lots in the Capital’s private schools.
A Division Bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul has directed schools of Delhi to commence the Admission process and told to conclude it by 09 April 2014.
Furthermore, the Bench had also clarified that the admission case of wards of the transferred parents would be considered in the next hearing date, which is 16 April, and hence their wards are not to be included in this phase of admission process. In the next hearing, after admission concludes, the Bench may decide that which category of students – transfer quota or wait-listed ones will be offered the vacant seats.
The number of vacant seats along with the names of Schools is to be informed by the Directorate of Education after April 9, as directed by Court.
The court made it clear that those kids who have already been chosen in the draw of lots in more than one school will be bound to select only one of them and if they failed to do so, they will not be allowed to receive another chance of opportunity for admissions this season.
The court also barred School managements from conducting any fresh draw of lots.
Instead of previous 100 point system, currently a 95-point system is followed for admissions in which 70 points are allocated for neighborhood, 20 for having a sibling studying in the same school and five [points under the alumni category.
Earlier, the Division Bench had put a stay on the procedure of Nursery Admission on a petition filed by a group of parents whose children have made it to the cut-off list. The petition asked Single Bench order to order for a fresh of draw of lots.
The Single Bench had scrapped the earlier draw of lots and ordered a new one on a petition by another group of parents whose wards had exited from the merit list after the scrapping of the rule for grant of 5 points to them under the head of the transferred category.