Delhi schools to set their own guidelines, govt’s guidelines not binding on them

Delhi schools to set their own guidelines, govt’s guidelines not binding on them

On Friday, the Delhi High Court quashed nursery admission guidelines of the city government with respect to general category seats and upheld the Ganguly committee recommendations on nursery admissions.

The court in its order said that the private unaided schools have administrative autonomy to decide on admission and the same cannot be restrained by way of office orders.

The high court also said the power to decide the school of a child should lie with the parents. “Position on map cannot decide which school a child should go to,” it added. The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by the parents against guidelines issued by Delhi’s lieutenant governor on December 18, 2013 on the admissions.

While reserving his verdict, Justice Manmohan had also restrained Delhi government from issuing fresh notification for nursery admission for the upcoming academic year in the national capital on a plea challenging last year’s guidelines.

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