Nursery admissions: HC to give verdict today

The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a PIL challenging government notifications giving powers to unaided private schools to formulate their own criteria for nursery class admission.

A bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain is expected to deliver the judgement on Tuesday morning on the PIL of NGO Social Jurist filed against two notifications issued by the Union human resource development ministry and the Delhi government.

It was alleged in the PIL that the notifications negated the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act) as private unaided schools were allowed to formulate their own criteria for nursery admission.

It also amounted to favouring a child over another on various grounds such as alumni and sibling by categorising them, the petition said.

The verdict will assume significance in the backdrop of the Centre’s contention that the RTE Act is not applicable to nursery admission, and the city government can make its own policies.

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