Education officers ready to send show cause notices

The Directorate of Education has issued a circular asking area deputy directors of education to issue show cause notices to schools like Delhi Public School which have displayed their first list of selected candidates in violation of nursery admission norms.

“It has been brought to our notice that some unaided recognised schools have displayed their first list of selected candidates for admission under open seats prior to the economically weaker section and disadvantaged group draw and some have submitted their schedule for declaration,” states the circular issued on Friday.

In its January 7 circular, the DoE has specifically mentioned that “school shall display the list of children to be admitted under freeship and general category commonly in alphabetical order indicating (G) against general category children.”

“We have asked all DDEs to send show cause notices to schools which do not follow these rules and even ensure compliance with all the nursery admission rules,” said a DoE official.
Meanwhile, according to Sumit Vohra, founder of nurseryadmissions.com, 116 of 117 candidates selected by DPS Dwarka are either sibling or alumni cases.

Juhi Bhatt, a parent, posted on the website that admission system was “unfair.”
“Your first child will not get admitted even if you stay across the road since you get only 30 points (25 for neighbourhood and five for first child) and the list stops at 45 points. Truly they say “once a DPSiite, always a DPSiite” as nobody can join their cult. Marking for first child should definitely be more. The point system is unfair,” she said.

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