The move to make admissions under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Disadvantaged Groups (DG) categories fully online, will help in ending corruption in nursery admissions which are beginning January 1, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.
Sisodia said that for the first time the directorate of education will be conducting centralized online lottery for EWS admissions for which parents can register online on DOE’s website.
“In the earlier system there was scope of wrongdoing by schools. But the online process for filling 25% seats under EWS and DG categories will check complaints of irregularities and demands of money from parents. It will also enable parents to apply at more schools,” Sisodia said.
Till now, the government only issued a common form and monitored the draw-of-lots. The rest of the process used to be managed by schools. But in the online system, candidates will be allotted seats based on neighbourhood criteria through a centralised online system. “The computerised lottery under the online process will not only put an end to complaints against irregularities in manual draw of lots, it will give equal chance to each applicant as per given rules,” he said.
He also said the government was training NGOs to help people apply online. “We are training NGOs and they can help people with online admission process. We will also be running awareness campaign across the city,” Sisodia said.