Delhi HC tells govt not to issue new guidelines on nursery admissions

The guidelines outlined many criteria, including the neighbourhood factor, which sought that schools give preference to children living within a radius of 6 km from the school.

hidden November 05, 2014 20:05:22 IST
Delhi HC tells govt not to issue new guidelines on nursery admissions

Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on petitions challenging the nursery admission guidelines issued last year, and asked the city government not to issue fresh guidelines.

Justice Manmohan asked the Delhi government not to issue fresh guidelines till the court passes its final order over the petitions pending before it which challenged the guidelines issued last year. The court said it will pass the order in December.

Delhi HC tells govt not to issue new guidelines on nursery admissions

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The Lt. Governor of Delhi had 18 December last year issued certain guidelines after which a bunch of petitions were filed against them.

The guidelines outlined many criteria, including the neighbourhood factor, which sought that schools give preference to children living within a radius of 6 km from the school.

This criterion was given the maximum weightage of 70 points out of 100 in open category seats.

Later, the Lt. Governor enhanced the distance factor to 8 km.

Other criteria in the guidelines were: Siblings studying in the same school (20 points), applications of girls (five points), and wards of school alumni (five points).

IANS

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