Schools defy rules again, say no to common forms

Pvt institutions refuse to follow centralised format

While the government has circulated a common admission form for Economically Weaker Section category for nursery admissions, many private schools are circulating their own forms.

The admission under EWS quota in private schools started from January 1.

Since the first day, volunteers of Pardarshita NGO organised camps in east and north-east district schools to check if they are following the procedure and difficulties faced by parents.

They held 70 camps outside recognised private schools and found that the admission under 25 per cent EWS quota has become more difficult after enactment of the RTE, 2009.

The schools deny admission and do not accept centralised forms. The schools like Amar Jyoti in Karkardooma and Green Fields Public School in Vivek Vihar are circulating their own forms with name of their school printed on the top of registration forms. They even refuse to accept the common admission form given by the government.

Also, some schools including International Public School, Bright Star Public School in Mauj Pur and K D Field Secondary Public School have mentioned that the “admission process will commence according to us and we will start admissions from January 8, 2013 only. We are not bound to follow government orders.”

While R Capital School has refused to take any admission under the EWS quota.
Many minority schools including Guru Harkishan Public School in Hargobing Enclave and Dashmesh Public School in Vivek Vihar are blatantly denying admission under the category despite the Supreme Court guidelines.

“The reason behind non-implementation is inactiveness of the regulatory authorities like national commission for protection of child rights, Delhi commission for protection of child rights and others,” said Rajiv Kumar of Pardarshita.

According to the orders of central information commission and Delhi department of education, schools are required to display information about class-wise availability of seats under the EWS quota, starting date of admission procedure, and documents required for admission.

The volunteers found that of the 70 inspected schools only three to four have displayed the required information whereas the rest of them have mentioned only timings for distribution of registration forms.

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