Private schools urge govt to reconsider management quota

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2016 16:12 IST
Chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal interacts with parents applying for nursery admissions of their children at NDMC convention centre in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ HT photo)

Several private schools in the national capital have approached the Directorate of Education (DoE), urging it to reconsider the move to scrap the management quota for nursery admissions. A few schools, though, have started amending their criteria.

Alleging that the move was a “threat to autonomy of schools”, the Action Committee for Unaided Recognised Public Schools (ACURPS), an umbrella body of Delhi’s private and unaided school associations, has submitted a representation to DoE on the matter.

“We have submitted a representation to DoE urging them to reconsider the decision and withdraw the notification in this regard. The major issue here is not with the management quota but the arbitrary scrapping of it which is an attack on schools’ autonomy granted to us by Constitution,” a member of the committee said.

On the other hand, some schools have started toeing the line and have updated their admission criteria.

Queens’ Valley School, Dwarka which had earlier reserved 20% seats under the management quota, has now merged the seats under general category.

Similarly, Mount Abu School, Rohini, which had earlier divided the general category seats as — 20% sibling quota, 20% management quota and 35% open seats, has now removed all the criteria.

Scrapping 32% management quota, Sachdeva School has updated its criteria in its three branches in Pitampura, Rohini and Sachdeva Global School, Dwarka. PP International School, Pitampura has also followed the same move.

Indraprastha International School, Dwarka and Paschim Vihar, have also notified their new criteria after removing the management quota.

However, they have reserved 20% seats each under the quota for siblings, alumni and staff ward.

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