High Court refuses to take up nursery admission issue

The High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order. The court said that “we can’t touch it” unless a clarification is issued by the apex court.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice S Mridul asked the parents falling in the inter-state transfer category to get clarification from the apex court on whether the high court can take up their issue.

Parents represented by senior advocate Nidhesh Gupta suggested to the court that the number of seats in nursery classes be increased to adjust the transfer category students.

The bench, however, said, “We will allow that only if you get clarification from the Supreme Court on whether we can take up the matter.”

On April 11, the apex court had stayed the Delhi High Court order on going ahead with the admission process of those kids who have been selected in the draws prior to scrapping of the inter-state transfer category by the Delhi government through its February 27 notification.

On April 3, the High Court directed that the parents of children, who applied and were selected in draw of lots for neighbourhood and other categories, may go ahead with admission process like paying of fees.

The high court has not passed any order regarding the fate of the seats vacated by the inter-state transfer category, deferring the issue till April 16.

Challenging the High Court order, the inter-state transfer category parents had contended in the apex court that though their issue is yet to be decided, but their fate has been “virtually sealed” as seats that had been vacated by them will now be alloted to those falling in alumni category, having 75 points. Earlier, those in inter-state transfer category had 75 points.

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