A two-member team of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Monday conducted a “raid” on Lady Irwin School in Defence Colony on getting complaints of the school undertaking tests for nursery admission in violation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act.
Talking to The Hindu, team member Sinu said, “when we went to the school, the authorities claimed they were just conducting a verification of the original documents.”
Stating that by its own admission, the school was 95 per cent aided by the Delhi Government, the NCPCR team said this brought it at par with the Government schools.
“We are working on the report which would be sent to the Directorate of Education of Delhi Government to highlight how the school was flouting the norms for nursery admissions by not undertaking a lottery system and instead adopting a points system. Also, as per the norms it cannot charge the annual fees it is charging for Classes 1 to 12.”