The schools had been given land on the condition that they will admit EWS category students in all classes, with the percentage ranging from 10% to 25% in different schools.
Now, the Delhi high court, after consulting the DOE, has fixed that figure at 15% for all grades. This comes after a petition filed by an NGO said that many schools were not holding up their end of the bargain.
Several high-profile institutions, such as DPS RK Puram, GD Goenka Public School, Amity International School, Vasant Valley School and Mother’s International School, had got land at concessional rates.
“Some schools were following the norm, but a large number were not. Now, all schools, including minority institutions, will have to follow the order with immediate effect,” said Amit Singla, director, education.