Admission of kids below 4 yr not against law: Govt

The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has not violated any law by allowing schools to admit children below four years of age.

Directorate of Education's counsel said the Right to Education Act 2009, supersedes the Delhi Education Act. The lawyer said RTE Act permits schools to give admission to children below four years of age to pre-school or nursery classes.

The counsel said although Ashok Ganguly committee in 2007 had recommended four years as nursery class age and the duration of the pre-primary class should be one year, the government was not able to frame norms as the High Court's order endorsing the same was pending in the apex court.

After hearing the argument the court deferred the matter for Thursday.

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