Nursery admission: HC stays upper age limit notification

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed an AAP government notification that fixed upper age for admission to schools for entry level education at four years, and said children above the age of four years can apply for admission till Tuesday next.

Justice Manmohan stayed the December 18 notification of Delhi government, saying it has curtailed the fundamental right of a child seeking admission.

“All children above the age of four years desirous of seeking admission in pre-school/nursery can apply for admissions for the academic year 2016-17 on or before February 9 by 4 p.m.,” said the court directing schools to accept the admission.

The court posted the matter for April 18 for further hearing.

By the December 18 notification, the Delhi government fixed the upper age limit for pre-school (nursery), pre-primary (KG) and class 1.

The court’s order came while hearing a bunch of pleas filed by parents against the December 18, 2015 notification that fixed upper age limit for admission for entry level education.

The court on February 2 had exempted three kids from cap of upper age limit and said other aggrieved parents can approach it too.

On February 4, Justice Manmohan had also stayed the Aam Aadmi Party’s circular that scrapped 62 quota, including management quota for nursery admissions in private unaided schools.

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