Nursery admission guidelines challenged in HC
The PIL, filed by NGO Social Jurist, says that the final guidelines for nursery admissions issued by the Delhi government are against the provisions of the RTE Act.
The petition, a copy of which is with Newsline, says, “The order is contrary to the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, and would lead to further commercialisation of education at the cost of hapless parents and students.”
Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely had on Wednesday unveiled the guidelines to be followed by private unaided schools across the Capital for nursery admissions for the next academic session. The government gave a free hand to schools, telling them to decide their own criteria for selection of students. The order had further said that the guidelines were “fair, just and reasonable, and fall within the ambit of the RTE Act”.
The petition reads, “The categorisation of children, as contemplated in the order, is tantamount to the screening procedure, which is not only prohibited by the RTE Act but is also a punishable offence.”
Social Jurist says that admission under the