The Directorate of Education (DoE) on Wednesday released the guidelines for nursery admission to private unaided recognised schools under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/Disadvantaged Group (DG) category. The admission process will be done through computerised lottery system against the 25 per cent seats reserved for them as per the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009.
All the private schools (except minority schools) were directed to update or correct their neighbourhood criteria — children residing within the 0-3 km radius — by January 15. The schools can also make the required corrections or asked for suggestions at their zonal offices between 10 am to 5 pm by January 18.
The admission portal will be open from January 22. A common registration form will available on DoE’s website (www.edudel.nic.in) for parents and schools. Schools also will have to use this form for the admission process.
Like last year, the schools have been directed to acknowledge the application through a proper receipt and a unique registration number. In case the application is rejected, the reason must be recorded and communicated to the parents. The DoE will also provide observers for a draw of lots during the admissions.
The last date for application is February 21 and the list of selected candidates will be out on March 7, followed by the subsequent lists.
According to the DoE’s notification, while those belonging to families with annual income less than Rs 1 lakh can apply under EWS category, the DG applicants will include SC/ST/OBC, children with disability as defined in the Right of Persons with Disability Act, 2016, orphans, transgender and children living with or affected by HIV.
Source: DNA India