Delhi's AAP government has directed about 285 private schools, running on Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and government land in the national capital, to withhold nursery admission process for academic year 2017. The schools cannot issue new guidelines till city administration asks them to do so.
Last week, Delhi's education department had sent a file to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) office for approval of new guidelines for nursery admission but it is yet to get nod.
The department had issued a circular on 19 December directing the 285 schools not to start admission process for nursery class. The government's directive to withhold the process came after the department came to know that some schools have issued notices to start admissions from 2 January which is in violation of its order.
According to the order issued today, the government has warned of strict action against those schools violating the 19 December circular.
"The circular has restrained schools from commencing admission process till separate guidelines are issued in this regard. It also said schools will not refuse admission of children from neighbourhood and at least 75 per cent of the newly admitted students should be from the locality," a senior government official said.