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Committee formed on interviews for nursery class
September 04, 2006 12:40 IST
A Division Bench headed by acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain granted six weeks' time to the panel for submitting its report and posted the matter for further hearing to October 17.
The bench passed the direction after noting that the joint coordination committee of managements of schools in Delhi had failed to evolve any alternative for the pernicious practice.
A public interest litigation had been filed in the High Court by an NGO social jurist highlighting the practice of the private schools to interview children of a tender age and their parents at the time of admissions.
The organisation complained that the practice not only caused embarrassment and inconvenience to parents of the tiny tots, but also subjected the children to severe mental trauma.