To ensure that seats reserved for students belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) are filled up completely in nursery schools, the Delhi government has decided to keep the admission process open beyond the last date. The last date for seeking admission under the EWS scheme is March 31.
“Once the admission process is complete, we will hold a review meeting to locate vacant seats in schools. We will then advertise those seats so parents are able to get their kids admitted,” said Arvinder Singh, education minister.
This is the first time that the government had taken such a decision to ensure that vacant EWS seats are filled even after the admission process is over.
Admission under the EWS quota will be held through a lottery system, which will also be video-recorded to ensure that it is done in a fair manner.
According to a Delhi government notification, a child belonging to economically weaker section is one whose parents have a total annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh from all sources and who have been staying in Delhi for the past three years.