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Reserve 25% seats for EWS children up to Class I: HC

delhi Updated: May 24, 2012 23:30 IST
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The high court on Thursday directed all unaided private schools in Delhi to reserve 25 per cent of seats in classes between nursery and Class I for students from the economically weaker sections (EWS).

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said all unaided private schools which start classes from the pre-school level must reserve 25 per cent of its seats for students from the EWS, in addition to giving equal percentage of reservation for their admission in the pre-primary level and in Class I.

The bench also clarified that those schools which start from the pre-primary level have to reserve 25 per cent of seats for students from the EWS in pre-primary and Class I levels.

While disposing of a plea by NGO Social Jurist, submitted by advocates Ashok Agarwal and Khagesh Jha, the bench relied on a Supreme Court judgement which had upheld the constitutional validity of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act and reiterated its earlier order, fixing the deadline for the drive by Directorate of Education to admit students against all EWS vacant seats by May 30, 2012, for the academic session 2012-13.

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