After a few private schools were caught violating norms by charging a certain amount for the nursery admission forms earlier this month, St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, has been found violating the common admission schedule issued by the UT education department. The school had accepted admission forms between December 1 to 10, which was in violation of the UT education department’s November 23 order as per which forms were to be received till December 18.
As per a clause under the land allotment scheme, all aided, unaided, government and private schools, are liable to follow the DPI’s instructions regarding admission procedure as well as fee structure.
Taking note of the issue, DPI (schools) Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “I will look into the same and if there is a violation, a show-cause notice will be issued to the said school.”
Assistant estate officer-cum-SDM Prince Dhawan said, “Violation of any orders or instructions issued by the DPI equals to violation of the land allotment itself. In such a case, the school can be prosecuted and stands a chance of losing land allotted to it.”
When HT contacted the school principal, she referred the matter to the administrator. On the other hand, administrator of St Kabir Public School Gurpreet Bakshi said they were still accepting forms.
“We are okay with taking forms right now from parents who have downloaded the admission forms till December 10. Parents can still come and submit forms, we aren’t refusing,” he said.
When asked about violating the education department’s guidelines, he said the school was following the advisory issued by the DPI but they ‘need enough time to scrutinise forms’.
However, disagreeing with his statement, a parent requesting anonymity, who had gone to deposit his child’s admission form on December 11, shared that the school didn’t the form.