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Updated: December 22, 2009 18:28 IST

“Nursery admissions unfair, in violation of court ruling”

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A kid crawling on all fours. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
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A kid crawling on all fours. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Dubbing the admission procedure adopted by unaided public or private schools in the city as “unfair and in clear violation of court directions”, BJP councillor and Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh president Vijender Gupta has alleged that these schools had made a “mockery” of the admission policy circulated by the Government.

Addressing a conference on the issue on Monday, Mr. Gupta said: “Poor parents and deserving candidates are being made to suffer at the hands of the greedy managements of the schools. The entire process of nursery admissions has been made chaotic and uncertain which is generating undue panic among parents.”

He has also declared that the Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh along with parents would stage a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday demanding reining in of the private public schools by the Delhi Government on the issue.

“Private public schools have invented new methods to collect funds in the name of a copy of the syllabus from the parents. At one or the other pretext schools are charging up to Rs.800 as syllabus cost made compulsory against the fixed cost of admission form of Rs. 25,” he added. Mr. Gupta demanded that all such schools should be asked to make public the number of the admission forms sold at the fixed price and the number of the syllabus sold at the printed cost along with the admission forms.

“The admission test of the children and the interview of the parents have been barred under the policy of admissions. However, the admission form with an obvious motive to by-pass the Government instructions based on the Court directions, has been so designed that almost all the admissions would be at the whims of the school management leaving vast scope for seeking donations. It is simply an act of blackmailing the parents,” he added.

He said that the admission policy to be adopted by the unaided private schools should be on the same lines as applicable to government-aided recognised schools. “The private schools are profit making commercial ventures and are violating the Court directions and land allotment conditions. The Government is going on taking out new circulars on regulation of the procedure but in actuality there is no compliance or any effect of it.”

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