Retaining the controversial clause reserving 20% seats in nursery admissions as management quota, admission guidelines has most school principals upbeat.
Under the management quota, 20% seats can be filled according to the school’s discretion. Students admitted under these seats do not have to necessarily fulfil the criteria to get admission.
"It is a good thing that the management quota has not been altered. It is important as no school management members would want to send their children to a different school," said DK Bedi, principal, Apeejay School, Pitampura.
The management quota has been contentious previously as its detractors have claimed that there is very little clarity about who gets admission through this quota and how.
This year, an additional 25% seats have been reserved for the children of parents from the Economically Weaker Section, taking the total percentage of seats reserved to 45%. Now, only 55% seats will be available for the general pool.
But despite parents’ apprehensions, schools across the board have supported the quota.
"Having a management quota is important for the practical functioning of schools," said SL Jain, principal, Mahavir Jain Senior Secondary School.
"It is important for the proper functioning of the school," said Usha Ram, principal, Laxman Public School.