Over disagreement in the new nursery admission norms, Delhi government on Thursday appealed before the Delhi High Court Division bench.
The government said that the order passed is totally wrong, erroneous and is against the law.
What HC has to say?
The single judge said that the educational fate of the student cannot be decided by its location on the map. The criterion is arbitrary and discriminatory and is biased towards the parents who are already living in close to the good private schools.
What government has to say?
The government said that leaving the framing of the guidelines to schools will only give rise to more arbitrariness in the admissions process and will give a free hand to the schools where they can charge exorbitant fees without justification.
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The order has come on the petition which was filed by the parents and two other school groups challenging the Delhi government decision which is to accept the admission forms based on the norm of neighborhood distance.
However, the government in its defense said that the decision was taken in light of larger public interest. However, the government disagreed saying that "children are uniformly affected by the alleged factors of public interest and cannot be said that public interest is to be served only in the case of children going to 298 schools and not to other 1400 odd schools."