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Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines

Nov 28, 2014 05:10 PM IST India India

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday has allowed schools to set their own guidelines for admissions, scrapping the point system specified by the Lieutenant Governor. This decision comes as a big relief for schools in Delhi over nursery admissions.

The court said location cannot determine which school a child should attend. The current points system gives 70 per cent weightage to proximity to school. With the new system in place, schools can now determine the weightage given to each criteria. From Friday onwards schools are free to bring back the management quota.

The High Court order also brings back the controversial management quota which was earlier quashed by the Lieutenant Governor. An appeal will be filed against the High Court order next week, most likely on Monday.

Social Jurist, an NGO will be filing an appeal against the single bench order at the division bench of Delhi High Court.