Private schools recognised by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi are coming up with the first list of students under the Economically Weaker Section category for admissions this year.
The list is expected to be out on Saturday. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has said that fresh applications will be invited if seats under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category are not filled up.
To ensure the EWS seats are filled completely, by all 757 private schools, the civic body has taken the decision of inviting fresh applications after declaring the first list.
This year, the last date for submission of forms was February 15. For those who applied till then, MCD is coming up with the first list of selected students on Saturday.
The second list will be out on March 12 and the third list is expected on March 19.
In case the seats remain empty after the three lists are out, fresh applications will be invited till April and another set of lists will follow.
“Many private schools say that seats are empty because not many people are applying for them. But the reality is private schools have not been advertising that EWS quota exists in their schools,” said Mahendra Nagpal, chairman of education committee of MCD.
“They have been asked to put up boards outside their schools, telling people how students under EWS can apply,” Nagpal added. MCD authorities say many seats may still remain empty, since not a single EWS category student has applied in 250 of the 757 private schools.
The reason: problems of documentation. To get admission under the EWS category, parents have to submit a low-income certificate, three year residential proof and a ration card.
For most people, such certificates are either not available or they have to go from one government office to office to procure them.