Delhi government announces two changes to ‘ensure transparency’ in nursery admission process


Delhi government on Tuesday announced two new changes with regards to nursery admission process primarily to ensure transparency.

Delhi’s education minister, Manish Sisodia, said that these changes were related to the ‘list of applicants and list of admitted/waitlisted alongwith marks given.’

Sisodia, took to twitter to announce that starting from 1 January, all schools will be required to ‘declare admission criteria which shall be well defined, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent.’

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He tweeted, “Schools have to declare admission criteria which shall be well defined, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent. Nursery admission criteria along with the points for each and total number of seats to be displayed on flex board at entry gate of school.”

A statement from the government said that there will be no changes in the admission process and it will begin from 1 January 2016.

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Since the amendments to the Delhi School Education Act 1973 that the Delhi government passed in the winter session of the assembly are yet to be approved by the Centre, the government has decided to follow the last year’s process.

Sisodia also said that it will be mandatory for schools to upload ‘details of applicant students and marks allotted to each of them based on criteria on website.’

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He said, “Number of seats at entry level in each school shall not be less than the highest number of seats during last three year. All the schools shall also upload details of children admitted and waitlisted and marks allotted to them under their system.”



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