Social Jurist, a group of practising lawyers and social activists dedicated to the cause of the common man, has written to the Delhi Education Department to issue the common application form in Hindi for the Delhi school admissions under the freeship quota.
In the letter, the group noted that most of the parents belonging to economically weaker section and disadvantaged group category do not read, write or understand English.
“Therefore, to make the economically weaker section admissions effective and purposeful, it is necessary that the Directorate of Education use Hindi, '' said Social Jurist advocate Ashok Agarwal.
“The Directorate of Education has devised a Common Admission Form for admission under economically weaker section and disadvantaged group category and the same is uploaded on the official website of Directorate of Education — www.edudel.nic.in — for the benefit of the schools as well as the applicants. All schools are directed to use the same format by downloading the application form or by using a printed application form. The amendment should be brought about immediately to ensure that people are able to use it effectively,” said Mr. Agarwal.