Shoddy handling messed up nursery admissions: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday said the confusion of nearly five lakhs parents seeking admission for their children in nursery classes has increased manifold due to Delhi government’s arbitrary and thoughtless guidelines on the admission procedure. 

A day earlier, the Delhi High Court virtually reversed the Arvind Kejriwal government’s decision to scrap management quota and allowed schools to follow last year’s points-based system which gave discretion to the managements for general category students.

Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta of BJP expressed fear that by taking the benefit of High Court’s recent orders, the private schools would grant admission to those children whose parents can meet the financial demands of the management.

He said so far the schools were giving admission in management quota up to 20 per cent, but now the managements are free to manipulate admission on 75 per cent of the seats – which the AAP government unsuccessfully tried to free from the control of school managements.

As a result of Delhi government’s shoddy handling of the matter, the way has been paved for extracting crores of rupees from parents as donation, he said. 

“There is confusion with regards to closing date of acceptance of admission forms,” said Gupta.

“There is no uniformity as far as the last date of submission of admission forms is concerned. Some schools have even shut their doors. The court has fixed January 28 for hearing of the case and by then most of the private schools would have almost completed their admission procedures,” he said. 

Gupta said that even within the 25 quota for power students, there is great pull and push on the part of the school management.

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