Private Schools Spreading Confusion On Nursery Rules, Says Manish Sisodia

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Private Schools Spreading Confusion On Nursery Rules, Says Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, said that the schools can make admissions as per their own "reasonable criteria system", but there should be transparency and fairness in the process.

New Delhi:  Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today alleged that private schools were spreading "confusion" about the government's decision to scrap management quota in nursery admissions, even as he assured parents that they won't face any hurdles.

Mr Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, said that the schools can make admissions as per their own "reasonable criteria system", but there should be transparency and fairness in the process.

"Confusion is deliberately being spread that parents will have to face problems in getting their child admitted to schools due to government's decision to scrap management quota.

"Some private schools are confusing parents that government has also scrapped points of girl child and siblings," he told reporters in New Delhi.

The minister said that the registration process for admission has started from January 1 and will continue till January 22 and schools cannot do assessment during this period.

"Government has given time to private schools for assessment from January 22 to February 5," he said.

Allaying the fears of the parents, Mr Sisodia asked the private schools to come clean on the registration process and upload their criteria on websites.

The Delhi government had recently scrapped management and all other quotas except for the EWS in private schools for nursery admissions and warned that the institutions violating the order could be taken over by the education department.

The Deputy Chief Minister, while defending the move, stated, "Whatever High court has said in its order, we are only enforcing them in the admission criteria that's why we have scrapped quota system. There were several criteria which contained quota over quota."

Management quota was one of "the biggest sources of corruption" in admission that we scrapped. Government is getting good response from parents' association on this decision, the minister said.

The government's decision came in the midst of the nursery admissions in over 2,500 private schools in the capital.

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