The Delhi High Court has further extended its stay on the process of nursery class admissions till March 28,The HC has asked the city government to file the updated data on the availability of the number of seats and the candidates seeking admissions after the inter-state category was scrapped.
A division bench consisting of Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul has declined the report submitted by education department with regard to the admission process in the unaided recognised private schools.
The court also stated that the government had failed to foresee and act on the number of applicants, which was far more than the number of seats available.
The Bench was hearing an appeal filed by some parents. They had challenged the order that came up on March 6 asking the city government to conduct a fresh draw of lots in the nursery admission process for all seats. The judge had said all candidates with equal marks shall be considered equal by conducting a draw of lots.
The parents complained that their wards had already been provided a seat and were selected for the admissions after the draw of lots, but as a result of the single judge’s orders, they would have to undergo the same process again.
The dispute came after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Feb 27 issued an order scrapping five points, out of 100 points, given to inter-state transfer cases.