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SC Asks Delhi Government to Add More Seats to Nursery Admissions

Apr 29, 2014 15:43 IST

    The Supreme Court took the matter in hands to resolve the various issues pertaining to Nursery admission. On 28 April the SC came hard on City government and questioned that why a sudden notification has been introduced in the rules of Nursery admission that may augment conflicts, since the admission process is ongoing and not fully completed yet.

    Alongside, the bench headed by Justice H L Dattu asked Delhi government to consider adding 5 to 6 more seats in all Nursery schools in only this admission season, to protect the interest of the children by creating a room for the kids who fall in inter-state transfer cases who had gone ignored after the inter-state points category was scrapped. The Delhi government has to come to a decision regarding this and will inform today whether the seats would be added or not for this admission season.

    The court made it clear that the expansion of seats will be a measure taken only for this year admission procedure to not make the parents arrived from different cities suffer.

    As per the data of DoE, Transfer Children had obtained 8% of the seats, and 2209 cases were fake upon inspection. Hence, the points awarded to Inter-state category were struck off, to stop the fraudulent practice.

    In the 100-point nursery admission guidelines, inter-state transfer category students were given initially provided with 5 additional points so that they can be at par with domicile students and could compete for 30,000 seats.

    After 27 February they were dispossessed with no seat and were left to compete again with 2.5 lakh students for some 2,000 vacant seats.

    The Apex court will come to a decision on Nursery Admissions today.

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