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Admission criteria laid down by Action Committee and NPSC

2014
Admission criteria laid down by Action Committee and NPSC
  • The general guidelines are that schools can take only "₹25 for a form and not press parents to buy the prospectus."
  • The child should be 3 years-old by 31 March.
  • Entry-level seats cannot be less in number than what they've been in the preceding 3 years.
  • The schools have to "publicise their admission criteria" on their website ahead of the start of admission process.

HC gives autonomy to schools to decide admission criteria

28 Nov 2014
HC gives autonomy to schools to decide admission criteria
  • Recognizing the fundamental rights of private unaided schools for managing nursery admissions, the Delhi HC said that the schools had the autonomy to define their own admission criteria.
  • The HC further said that Delhi School Education Act did not give authority to the Directorate of Education (DoE) to control private unaided schools.
  • The DoE was there only to prevent malpractice, the court said.

Misuse of EWS seats makes Delhi government act

16 May 2015
Misuse of EWS seats makes Delhi government act
  • The Delhi Police busted a racket that highlighted the anomalies within nursery admissions.
  • Admissions for the general category were given under the EWS (economically-weaker-section) category by procuring fake income certificates by bribing SDM-level officers.
  • The schools too were filling EWS seats with general-category students in exchange for hefty donations.
  • Delhi government, therefore, decided to change the process of EWS admissions and take it online.

Deputy CM's advisor speaks about EWS misuse

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Atishi Marlena said, “the government had to shift the entire procedure online because we saw a lot of misuse of the system. Many schools were giving backdoor entries to children under the EWS category by taking huge donation... later converted their admission to the general category.”

Government to have a say in nursery admissions

17 Nov 2015
Government to have a say in nursery admissions
  • The AAP government in a cabinet meeting ratified the Delhi School Education (amendment) Bill to allot the state "an active role in the nursery admission process."
  • The draft resolution will no longer permit schools to control the process on their own rules.
  • The state has taken this measure undeterred by the criticism over the skepticism of passing the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Nursery admissions to be more transparent

9 Dec 2015
Nursery admissions to be more transparent
  • The Delhi government has declared admission guidelines for the 2016-17 academic session.
  • To make the nursery admissions process clearer, it has directed private schools to upload their admission guidelines and specifications about the applicants online.
  • Schools have also been asked to publicize the admission criteria and the total number of seats open at their entrances.
  • The admission process will begin from 1 January.​

Nursery admission criteria leave parents fuming

29 Dec 2015
Nursery admission criteria leave parents fuming
  • The nursery school guidelines for admissions have left several parents fuming.
  • Some schools have doled out criteria where points are given to vegetarian parents, or to alumni. Many other arbitrary criteria have been introduced.
  • While the directorate of education said that the schools "are free to fix their own guidelines as per a high court order"; the parents view this as "misuse of autonomy".

Delhi Nursery admissions begin

1 Jan 2016
Delhi Nursery admissions begin
  • The nursery admission process in Delhi schools began today and will conclude on March 31.
  • Directorate of Education asked all unaided recognized schools to "develop and adopt criteria for admission which shall be clear, well defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent".
  • Despite repeated warnings over 80 private schools in the national capital were yet to notify their criteria for nursery admissions.

Kejriwal orders scrapping of quotas for nursery admissions

7 Jan 2016
Kejriwal orders scrapping of quotas for nursery admissions
  • In a move that will benefit a large number of people, the Delhi government has scrapped management quota for nursery school admissions.
  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also ordered the scrapping of any other 'discriminatory' quotas in the admission process except those for Economically Weaker Sections.
  • He stated that the move will likely open up over 10,000 seats in nursery schools across the capital.

Can't scrap management quota, HC tells AAP

4 Jan 2016
Can't scrap management quota, HC tells AAP
  • The Delhi HC stayed AAP's decision to eliminate the management quota in nursery admissions in Delhi's private unaided schools.
  • Justice Manmohan ruled that AAP government's 6 January decision was 'issued without any authority under law' and it infringed on the private unaided schools' autonomy.
  • HC accepted the 11 criteria proposed by the private schools' association replacing the 62 criteria under the 6 January order.