Supreme Court to hear nursery admission case on April 28

April 24, 2014

New Delhi: The Supreme Court agreed to give an urgent hearing on the controversy surrounding nursery admission in the capital and fixed the case for April 28.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned, posted the case for hearing next week.

The apex court had on April 11 put nursery admissions on hold again in Delhi schools after a bench of justices H L Dattu and S A Bobde put a halt on the operation of the High Court's April 3 interim order directing that those children who applied and were selected in draw of lot for neighbourhood and other categories, be admitted.

The apex court had passed the order on the appeal filed by those parents who had come to the national capital from other places of the country and had sought admission under the inter-state transfer (IST) category which was deleted during the admission process by the Delhi government owing to its abuse on a large scale.

Counsel appearing for the IST category parents had submitted that as a result of the Delhi government decision of February 27, his clients had to vacate the seats alloted to them after they were successful in draw of lots held as per earlier guidelines for admission.

The high court, however, had not passed an order regarding the fate of the seats vacated by the IST category and had deferred the issue till April 16, the next date of hearing. Earlier, those in IST category also had 75 points.

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