The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to stay the nursery admission process. It said it would decide on January 6 whether pre-school admission should be regarded as entry level, in which only a child above the age of 4 years can be enrolled.
A Bench headed by Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri also directed the Delhi government to file its reply within three weeks, while hearing a plea filed by an NGO against the government’s recent order, allowing unaided private schools to go ahead with the admission of 3+ toddlers in pre-school (nursery) class.
The bench, however, refused to grant stay on the admission process, which is scheduled to start from January 2.
Advocate Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the NGO, Social Jurist, said the government should not be allowed to frustrate the collective exercises, including court directions, while drawing nursery admission guidelines. However, it was opposed by the Delhi government, which said it had done nothing wrong and the guidelines were as per the law and requested the court to dismiss the plea with heavy cost.