The Delhi High Court on Tuesday barred nursery schools from conducting any kind of interviews or interaction with kids or their guardians during the admission process.
Accepting the report of the Ashok Ganguly committee appointed by the High Court to ascertain the criteria for admission in nursery classes, a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Kailash Gambhir directed that the recommendations should be implemented from the next academic session on a trial basis.
While doing away with the interviews, the court fixed a point system ranging from 1 to 100 on the basis of which the kids could gain admission. Stressing on the neighbourhood school model, the court said priority should be given to kids staying within a 3 km radius of the schools for admissions.
Twenty points will be given to the kids living within the 3 km periphery of any nursery school, said the court. The points decrease with the increase in distance between the school and the admission seeker.
The ward of teachers and ex-students of the schools will get preference during the admission process.
Schools have also been given flexibility to give 20 points as per their parameters for the admission. "A disabled student and girl child will get a benefit of five points each," said the court. The Bench fixed November 3 as the next date of hearing in the matter.