Entry-level admissions for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) have begun in Delhi from January 10, with the Government of Delhi announcing guidelines for the process.
A notification by the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi said, “Admissions of EWS and DG category shall be made through computerised lottery system in the said schools against 25 per cent seats reserved. Filling of Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar Number) for online registration has been made compulsory for this session”.
Last date for the application process for the two categories is January 31 and the first list will be displayed on February 28, and subsequent lists will come out on March 15 and 31. Schools recognised by local authorities have to conduct the admissions manually, as they are not part of the online process, Zee News reported.
“Admission shall first be offered to eligible students belonging to EWS and Disadvantaged Group residing within 1 KM of the specific school. In case the vacancies remain unfilled, students residing within 3 KM of the school shall be admitted. If there are still vacancies, then the admission shall be offered to other students residing within 6 KM of the school. Students residing beyond 6 KM shall be admitted only in case vacancies remain unfilled even after considering all the students within 6 KM area,” the notification added.
Nursery admissions for 1,400 private schools of Delhi began on January 2. The state government has issued guidelines last Saturday for 298 private schools running on DDA land whereas the schedule has yet to be announced.