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HC allows nursery admission to go on

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The High today allowed 298 private unaided schools here to go ahead with the nursery admission process but said that it will be subject to the final outcome of the city government's appeal on the issue.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, which was hearing the government's appeal against a single judge's interim order that had stayed its nursery admission directive on the neighbourhood criterion, said that the entire process to admit children will be subject to the final outcome of the matter.



"Having regard to the fact that the admission process is already been in operation, it would not be proper to stop it.

"We, however, make it clear that whatever steps have been taken by the parties will be subject to the final outcome of the appeal that is pending," the bench said.

"We will examine the issue. Meanwhile, a copy of the be served on the respondents (including two school associations and the parents)," the bench said and fixed the matter for further consideration on February 22.

It also sought the reponse of the two school associations and the parents on the government's appeal in the case.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Directorate of Education (DoE), submitted that in the absence of the neighbourhood criterion, schools will accept admission in an arbitrary and opaque manner, and even justify charging exorbitant fees from the parents.

Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was "totally wrong", "erroneous" and "against the law", the a sought stay on the operation of the interim order.

In two directives on December 19, 2016 and January 7, the had made it compulsory for the 298 private schools built on Development Authority land to admit children for nursery who live in that neighbourbood or stay withina certain distance from the school.

Ordering an interim stay of the January 7 notification till the final disposal of the pleas challenging the government's order, Justice Manmohan had earlier said that "a student's educational fate can't be relegated to only his/her position on a map" and had termed the criterion as "arbitrary and discriminatory".

The school groups had alleged that the had "discriminated" among schools as the neighbourhood criteriahad been applied against only 298 schools and not been mademandatory for 1,400 other schools in the city.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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HC allows nursery admission to go on

The Delhi High Court today allowed 298 private unaided schools here to go ahead with the nursery admission process but said that it will be subject to the final outcome of the city government's appeal on the issue. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, which was hearing the Delhi government's appeal against a single judge's interim order that had stayed its nursery admission directive on the neighbourhood criterion, said that the entire process to admit children will be subject to the final outcome of the matter. "Having regard to the fact that the admission process is already been in operation, it would not be proper to stop it. "We, however, make it clear that whatever steps have been taken by the parties will be subject to the final outcome of the appeal that is pending," the bench said. "We will examine the issue. Meanwhile, a copy of the petition be served on the respondents (including two school associations and the parents)," the bench said ... The High today allowed 298 private unaided schools here to go ahead with the nursery admission process but said that it will be subject to the final outcome of the city government's appeal on the issue.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, which was hearing the government's appeal against a single judge's interim order that had stayed its nursery admission directive on the neighbourhood criterion, said that the entire process to admit children will be subject to the final outcome of the matter.

"Having regard to the fact that the admission process is already been in operation, it would not be proper to stop it.

"We, however, make it clear that whatever steps have been taken by the parties will be subject to the final outcome of the appeal that is pending," the bench said.

"We will examine the issue. Meanwhile, a copy of the be served on the respondents (including two school associations and the parents)," the bench said and fixed the matter for further consideration on February 22.

It also sought the reponse of the two school associations and the parents on the government's appeal in the case.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Directorate of Education (DoE), submitted that in the absence of the neighbourhood criterion, schools will accept admission in an arbitrary and opaque manner, and even justify charging exorbitant fees from the parents.

Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was "totally wrong", "erroneous" and "against the law", the a sought stay on the operation of the interim order.

In two directives on December 19, 2016 and January 7, the had made it compulsory for the 298 private schools built on Development Authority land to admit children for nursery who live in that neighbourbood or stay withina certain distance from the school.

Ordering an interim stay of the January 7 notification till the final disposal of the pleas challenging the government's order, Justice Manmohan had earlier said that "a student's educational fate can't be relegated to only his/her position on a map" and had termed the criterion as "arbitrary and discriminatory".

The school groups had alleged that the had "discriminated" among schools as the neighbourhood criteriahad been applied against only 298 schools and not been mademandatory for 1,400 other schools in the city.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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HC allows nursery admission to go on

The High today allowed 298 private unaided schools here to go ahead with the nursery admission process but said that it will be subject to the final outcome of the city government's appeal on the issue.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, which was hearing the government's appeal against a single judge's interim order that had stayed its nursery admission directive on the neighbourhood criterion, said that the entire process to admit children will be subject to the final outcome of the matter.

"Having regard to the fact that the admission process is already been in operation, it would not be proper to stop it.

"We, however, make it clear that whatever steps have been taken by the parties will be subject to the final outcome of the appeal that is pending," the bench said.

"We will examine the issue. Meanwhile, a copy of the be served on the respondents (including two school associations and the parents)," the bench said and fixed the matter for further consideration on February 22.

It also sought the reponse of the two school associations and the parents on the government's appeal in the case.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Directorate of Education (DoE), submitted that in the absence of the neighbourhood criterion, schools will accept admission in an arbitrary and opaque manner, and even justify charging exorbitant fees from the parents.

Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was "totally wrong", "erroneous" and "against the law", the a sought stay on the operation of the interim order.

In two directives on December 19, 2016 and January 7, the had made it compulsory for the 298 private schools built on Development Authority land to admit children for nursery who live in that neighbourbood or stay withina certain distance from the school.

Ordering an interim stay of the January 7 notification till the final disposal of the pleas challenging the government's order, Justice Manmohan had earlier said that "a student's educational fate can't be relegated to only his/her position on a map" and had termed the criterion as "arbitrary and discriminatory".

The school groups had alleged that the had "discriminated" among schools as the neighbourhood criteriahad been applied against only 298 schools and not been mademandatory for 1,400 other schools in the city.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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