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All schools to follow same guidelines

All schools to follow same guidelines
The Directorate of Education of Delhi has finally issued guidelines for admissions to pre-school, primary school and Class I (entry level) for the academic session 2013-14. The guidelines have followed the hearing of Delhi High Court, which was held on 12 December.

Amit Singla, Director of Education, said, ‘Under the new guidelines, same date for opening and closing of sale of forms and new admissions will be obligatory for all students. Earlier, different schools had different dates for admissions.’

He added, ‘Under the new guidelines, orphans have been included in the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Each school will ensure that applications are made available to all applicants till the last date of submission, which is 15 January 2013.’

A Delhi government official said, ‘The Directorate of Education (DoE) has devised a common registration form for admissions under the EWS and disadvantaged categories and it will be uploaded on the official website of DoE, for the benefit of schools as well as applicants.’

DoE has also directed schools to use the printed version of the application form. Like last year, parents can get the common registration form from schools and can also download ir from the website.

Singla said, ‘Every school must ensure that the registration forms are available free of cost to all applicants under the EWS and disadvantaged categories without any hurdle. Children belonging to these two groups will be given admission on the basis of neighbourhood.’

After the closure of admission process, all schools will have to send details of the number of vacant seats under EWS and disadvantaged groups to the District Deputy Director of Education concerned by 4 pm on 6 April 2013.

The districts concerned will then compile a school- wise status of these vacant seats, so that the necessary steps to fill them are taken.
Varun Bidhuri

Varun Bidhuri

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