DCPCR has issued notice over nursery admission guidelines

Recently, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) issued a notice to the Delhi government over the nursery admission guidelines, describing the violation they were indulging in, with respect to the provisions of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. One of the statements in the notice to the principal secretary, education, Delhi government mentioned that there was a need to re-look at the order on highest priority since prima-facie the said order is violative of the RTE Act. The guidelines were issues just a day before. The nursery admission guidelines state that schools will be free to formulate their policy for admission for 75% of the seats but it should include criteria for categorisation of the applicants. The commission has asked for a report on the same by December 27.