No new guidelines for Nursery admission, says HC

November 6, 2014

The Delhi high court on Wednesday stopped the city government from issuing fresh notification for nursery admission for the upcoming academic year in the national capital on a plea challenging the last year's guidelines. Justice Manmohan said the Delhi government’s education department will not introduce any "fresh guidelines" till the judgment is pronounced. "No fresh guideline till the judgment is pronounced," the court said, adding that it would deliver the verdict soon. The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by the parents against guidelines issued by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor on December 18, 2013 on nursery admission. The court, which reserved its order after hearing arguments from both the sides, also said that the petitions will become in fructuous if the government issues fresh guidelines. "All the exercise carried out till date will be futile," it said. Under the earlier system, out of a total 100 points, 70 were given if the child lives in the neighborhood of the school, additional 20 were given if a sibling is studying there, five points more if either parent is an alumnus and another five points if it is an inter-state transfer case. Draw of lots were held at each point level. Thereafter, the government had on February 27 issued an order abolishing the 5 points that were being awarded in inter-state transfer cases.

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