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New guidelines for admission to nursery schools issued by Delhi Governor

Dec 19, 2013 18:08 IST
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jang issued new guidelines for admissions to nursery schools on 18 December 2013. Under the new system, the selection will be done on the basis of fixed parameters and points including neighbourhood criteria and sibling study in schools.

The new guidelines gave maximum weightage to neighbourhood criteria. As per the neighbourhood criteria, all private-unaided schools will admit the students who fall within the distance of 6 kilometers from school. For this 70 points had been fixed by the new guidelines.

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The following are the important points of the guidelines:
• There will be no management quota of 20% from now on. The entire concept of management quota removed.
• All the schools including minority schools will have to keep 25% of the seats reserved for the students from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and disadvantaged groups.
• Children of school staff will have 5% reservation. The unfilled staff quota will spill over to open seats.
• 5% of the seats have been reserved for the girls studying in co-ed schools. These seats will be filled through draw of lots of applicant residing within 6 kilometre area.

The parameters defined by the new guidelines are:

PARAMETER WEIGHT
Children in neighbourhood (up to 6-kms) 70 points
Siblings 20 points
Parents who are alumni 5 points
Inter-State transfer 5 points

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