The Delhi government on Thursday came out with the nursery admission guidelines with negligible changes from last year.
The sale of forms will begin from January 1 and will continue till January 15. All schools are mandated to provide forms till the last date.
According to the guidelines, all schools will have to come out with their first list for general category and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students by February 15. The second list should come out by February 28. The admission process will close on March 30. No deviation from the schedule will be allowed.Schools have, once again, been given a free hand in deciding whether they want to admit students through the points system or lottery.
As per the guidelines, 25% of all seats will have to be reserved for students from the Economically Weaker Section and disadvantaged category. This year, orphans have been included in the disadvantaged category following a court order.
According to rules, a child from a disadvantaged group belongs to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, other backward classes or falls under the special needs category. Orphans have been included in this category now. The department of women and child development will issue certificates for orphaned children.
Also the number of seats at the entry level for any school will not be less than the highest number of seats in the entry class during previous three years. Of the remaining 75%, a maximum of 20% can be reserved for the school's management quota.
No school will be allowed to ask any questions about salary or educational background of parents. Only in case of EWS students, an income proof will be required.
No schools will be allowed to screen or interview children or parents.
Neighbourhood, sibling in same school, alumni, single parents and transfer cases are usually the criteria on which most schools give marks. But for parents who fail to fit in these categories, at least 15% of the seats will be filled through the lottery system.