Nursery classes now likely after vacation

SC hearing next week on admission issue

With the Supreme Court adjourning the hearing of nursery admission case till next week, principals of different schools say that the 2014-15 session is likely to begin in July after the summer vacation.

They feel that the stalemate over the nursery admissions does not seem to end any time soon as the apex court has not decided on the matter yet.

“The nursery classes are likely to start in July after the summer vacation. Though we are all ready to begin the process, but we are awaiting apex court’s order in the issue,” said Anju Puri, principal of DAV Public School in Vasant Kunj.

Some principals say that the matter can be resolved within a few days.
“I am hopeful that the issue will be resolved within 10 days. If that happens, we will start the session before the summer break,” said L V Sehgal principal of Bal Bharti School on Pusa Road.

“Only the admission of the inter-state transfer cases is left now. So we think something can be done before the school closes for summer vacations,” he added.

He added that the parents are anxious now and the school is getting a lot of queries on when will the session start.

“If nothing works out then the  session will begin after school reopens,” said Sehgal.
A few teachers are of the view the that the Directorate of Education must be having something in store for schools. “The delay is for a reason.The admission involves a procedure and parents should not be worried. Sooner or later the admissions will happen,” said Bhumika Sagoo who teaches nursery classes at Salwan Public School in Rajendra Nagar.

Earlier this month, the Delhi High Court had asked the city government to continue with the nursery admission as per the February 27 notification of the Lieutenant Governor. The court had said the issue of the inter-state transfer points would 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. But on April 11, the Supreme Court stayed the High Court’s order.

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