Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to Arvind Kejriwal led government in the capital over its decision to remove management quotas from private schools in nursery admissions.
The court also told the government that if it had improved the standards of government schools, then there wouldn’t be any rush for admissions in private schools.
Private schools had moved the HC against the government’s decision to remove management quotas arguing that it violated the earlier order passed by the High Court.
The lawyer representing private schools conceded that some schools may have created categories for smoking and non-vegetarian families but they were in minority.
The Delhi government’s order announced by Kejriwal earlier this month was a replica of the one passed by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in 2013. While delivering judgement on the LG’s order, the HC had ruled that ‘private and unaided schools can decide their own criteria.’
Ganguly committee too had recommended the need to maintain the autonomy of private schools to promote ‘quality education in future.’
Delhi government, for its part, claims that the private schools often misuse the management quotas.
The next hearing of this case has been scheduled for 28 January. But the court said that the private schools can continue its existing admission procedure until it had delivered a final judgement on this case.