Govt allots over 4,000 seats under EWS in 2nd draw

delhi Updated: May 25, 2016 12:27 IST

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has allocated 4,700 seats for entry level classes in private schools under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the second computerised draw for admissions after a delay of two months.

The nursery admission process began on January 1 and was to conclude by March 31.

The classes began in April and now the schools are closed for summer vacation and the students allotted seats in the second draw will be able to join school only after the summer break.

“In the second round of draw of lots today (Tuesday), a total of 4,799 candidates were allotted schools out of 7,687 vacancies considered during this round,” an official statement said.

The Directorate of Education (DOE) had received over 73,059 applications for nursery, UKG and Class 1 against the total numbers of 28,193 seats.

Out of 28,193 seats, 26,135 were allotted in February through computerised draw, an experiment that was introduced by the Delhi government for the first time.

“Out of the students who were allotted seats in the first round, 16,977 have been admitted, while 266 have been provisionally admitted and 531 have been rejected. A total of 7,263 candidates did not report,” the DOE added.

Earlier this month, two adjustment rounds were conducted in which 1,134 successful candidates of the first round were adjusted in other schools due to various reasons.

Identifying over 300 schools as “defaulters” for not sharing the status of admissions under the EWS and Disadvantaged Group (DG) category, DoE had last month formed teams to conduct random inspections in private schools.

Twenty-four teams comprising three members each visited the schools to verify if the admissions have been granted as per the admission list submitted by the school. (With inputs from PTI)

First Published: May 25, 2016 12:27 IST