With just a day more to go for submission of nursery admission forms at most schools, most of the parents across the city were a relaxed lot as they were already finished with the submission process.
The last day of sale and submission of forms in most schools is January 15.
“I did not want to rush at the last minute, so I have already finished submitting the forms,” said Sumit Malik, who has applied to about 10 schools for his son.
While some schools forced parents to buy the school prospectus, others are charging money at the time of submission of forms.
“While they sold the form for R25, Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, charged R100 for the form submission,” said a who did not wish to be named.
Some parents claimed that Laxman Public School, Hauz Khas, too, charged them R200 for submission.
“The amount charged is for the administrative expenses involved in the nursery admission process,” said Madhulika Sen, principal of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar.
Usha Ram, principal of Laxman Public School, however, denied that it was mandatory for parents to pay.
“That is the amount we are charging for a fact book on the school’s primary section and it is optional not compulsory for parents to buy it,” she said.
Apeejay School, Pitampura, has been charging R400 for the pin number that parents have to but to access the online forms. “It’s the same as last year, since the whole process is computerised there are some costs involved,” said its principal DK Bedi.
The DoE has been flooded with complaints from parents saying that schools have been forcing them to pay as high as R500 for forms and prospectus.
Under the guidelines for the nursery admission issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), schools can only charge a maximum of Rs 25.
EWS gets time to submit forms
new delhi: To ensure that parents of children belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) of society have ample time to apply to various schools, the DoE has decided to extend the sale and receipt of forms for them till January 20.
Some parents from the EWS category had alleged discrimination by schools in distribution of forms.
While January 15 is the last day for sale and receipt of forms for general seats, all schools have been directed to extend the form sale and submission for EWS category by another five days. HTc