Over 9,000 poor kids apply online for nursery admission

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2016 16:23 IST
The nursery admission process started on January 1. Admissions under EWS category will be online this year. (SAUMYA KHANDELWAL/HT)

Over 9,000 applicants from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories have applied online for nursery admissions in the first three days.

The Directorate of Education (DOE) for the first time is conducting a centralized online lottery based on neighbourhood criterion in around 1,150 schools in the capital for nursery admissions under EWS and DG criteria.

“In the first three days we have 9,200 applicants registering for nursery admission under the EWS and DG category. This is the first time we moved the entire process online with the government conducting the centralized lottery system as well. This is a very good response as we still have three weeks to go the process to get over,” said DOE director Padmini Singla.

The government is also planning to train NGOs to raise awareness about the newly introduced system for EWS and DG categories to ensure that there is no confusion among the parents.

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“We will be training NGOs which will go in the field and help people in getting to know the online system of nursery admissions. The online system will help reduce corruption and make the system transparent. It will also give more options to parents while selecting schools for their kids,” said a government official.

The directorate has devised a Common Registration Form which is uploaded on its official website. There are about 27,000 seats under the EWS and DG criteria

As many as 413 schools which are recognized under Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 and regulated by local authorities will conduct admission like previous year.

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