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No interviews for nursery admissions: HC

October 17, 2006 12:33 IST

The Delhi high court on Tuesday barred nursery schools from interviewing kids or their guardians.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Kailash Gambhir accepted the report of the Ashok Ganguly Committee, which it appointed.

The recommendations of the committee will be implemented from the next academic session on a trial basis.

While the high court did away with any form of interaction with even the guardians, it fixed a points system ranging from 1 to 100 on the basis of which the kids could gain admissions.

Stressing on the neighbourhood school model, the court said priority should be given to kids staying within 3 km radius of the schools for admissions.

Twenty points will be given to the kids living within the 3 km periphery of any nursery school, said the court.

The points decreases as the distance from the school increases. Wards of teachers and ex-students will get preference.

Schools have also been given the flexibility to give 20 points as per their parameters.

"A disabled student and a girl child will get benefit of five points each," said the court.

The bench fixed November 3 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

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Sub: nursery admissions

the HC decision favours only the South Delhi residents having maximum no of good schools. It seems to have barred most other citzens from seeking ...

Posted by sreekr

Sub: Nursery admission: No interviews

The courts have no business involving itself in the running of privately owned 'nurseries'. If such schools wish to interview prospective parents, they should be ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: nursery admissions in Delhi

This is a step in the right direction. The Amount torture kids and are put through to secure admissions for nursery is in-human. Hope better ...

Posted by Senthil

Sub: No Interview decision

The court's decision is welcome as far as the no interview part is concerned. But to decide the point system amounts to meddling in the ...

Posted by Gautam Sinha



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