Delhi HC suspends AAP government’s order cancelling management quotas for nursery admission

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Delhi High Court on Thursday suspended the Arvind Kejriwal government’s decision to cancel management quotas for nursery admissions in private schools.

According to the lawyer representing private school, Vedant Verma, the court held that prima facie it’s of view that Delhi government orders had been issued without any authority of law.

He said, “Court said Delhi govt orders interfere with the autonomy of pvt unaided schools.”

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Reacting to the HC verdict, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who also hold the education portfolio, said that his government respected the court’s decision.

He, however, added, “Respect the court’s decision but our efforts to bring about transparency by stopping private schools from charging any admission fees they wishes will continue. We will, however appeal against the HC decision.”

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The Delhi government’s order announced by Kejriwal in January this year was a replica of the one passed by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in 2013.

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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 had claimed that the private schools often misused the management quotas.

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