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10,000 poor kids will go to school in July

delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2012 02:27 IST
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The Delhi high court on Friday directed the state government’s education department to fill up the vacant seats for students from the economically weaker section (EWS) during the summer vacations so that they can join after the schools reopen in July.

The order came after the Delhi government informed the court that around 9,835 nursery seats under the EWS category are vacant in 1,186 unaided private schools in 2012-13 session.

A bench, headed by acting chief justice AK Sikri, also asked the director of education to decide in a month on bringing orphan children under “child belonging to disadvantaged group” under RTE (Right to Education) Act, 2009. This would help them become eligible for admission under the 25% EWS reservation, the court observed.