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Keep a watch on admissions, HC to Govt

The Delhi Govt will have to ensure that pvt schools adhere to the Ashok Ganguly Committee?s recommendations on nursery admissions, reports Harish V Nair.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2007 03:33 IST

The Delhi government will have to ensure that private schools in the Capital adhere to the Ashok Ganguly Committee’s recommendations on nursery admissions this year. On Friday, the Delhi High Court asked the government’s Directorate of Education to monitor the admission process.

Private schools have been opposed to the recommendations, which they say impinge on their autonomy. Doing away with interviews before admission is among the panel’s recommendations.

A bench of Chief Justice MK Sharma and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed the government to form a panel consisting of CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly and three others. The panel will monitor admissions, and submit objections and suggestions of the schools to the court on March 8.

Usha Ram, of the National Progressive Schools Conference, said an independent body of schools and educationists should have been given the task, not the government.