Parents seek end to admission woes

Nursery stalemate confuses even experts

A lack of clarity over the stay on nursery admissions by Supreme Court is making the parents anxious. Some say they have already bought books and uniform, but are unclear whether it will be put to use or not.

The apex court on Friday had imposed a stay on the Delhi High Court’s order of going ahead with the admission process without considering the inter-state transfer points.

Parents say that the future of their kids hangs in balance as SC has not even given the next date of hearing on the issue. “We don’t even know when is the next date of hearing in this matter.

We just want this row to get over as soon as possible. Why can’t the authorities see that this is not only delaying the admission process, but also causing inconvenience to the parents,” said Deepshikha who seeks admission for her five-year-old daughter. “If the uncertainity continues, it would also have an impact on the future of the kids.”

Sourav Bhatia, another parent, said that he had already bought books for his son. “We brought textbooks and notebooks for our son. But now we are thinking that our kid won’t be able to use them for quite some time, as the confusion over nursery admission seems unending.”

Recently, the Delhi High Court had asked the city government to continue with the nursery admissions as per the February 27 notification of the Lieutenant Governor. The court had said that the issue of the inter-state transfer points will be decided later and asked schools to admit children on the basis of neighbourhood criteria – 70 points. It had fixed April 16 as the next date of hearing.

Even the legal experts are confused over the present state of admission process. They say that if the Supreme Court puts a stay on any matter, it cannot be heard in the lower court.

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