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School asked to delay admission

Mount Carmel scheduled sale of forms without waiting for DoE guidelines.

delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2010 23:18 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh
Joyeeta Ghosh
Hindustan Times

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has finally cracked its whip on schools that undermine its directives.

Mount Carmel, Anand Niketan, has postponed its nursery admission schedule till further announcements from the DoE, after it received a notice from them. The dates for sale of forms were earlier slated for December 1 to 15.

On November 10, HT had first reported that Mount Carmel, Anand Niketan, had announced its nursery admission dates without waiting for guidelines from the DoE. Principal VK Williams had then said, "We are a minority unaided school, so we have the liberty to decide our own schedule. We have also informed the DoE and have not received any objection yet."

Education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely had, however, said that no school can announce any dates for admission process till the RTE guidelines are notified. He had also said all schools have to follow a common schedule and strict action will be taken against those who do not.

On Tuesday, Williams said, "We have decided to postpone the process after we received communication from the DoE asking us to do the same to maintain uniformity."

First Published: Nov 23, 2010 23:17 IST