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A plea for the common admission forms for Nursery

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The All-India Parents’ Association wrote to the Delhi Education Department to issue a common nursery admission form for the general category.
The criterion for seeking nursery admissions according to the latest guidelines issued by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung will depend on five things- neighbourhood up to six kilometers from the school, sibling studying in the institution, parent alumni in the school, inter-transfer case and female gender.
The new guidelines clearly state that there shall be no management quota for nursery admissions in any private unaided recognized schools of Delhi. Moreover, the Right to Education Act has also been made applicable to these admissions. As per the guidelines admission to a class will now be divided into four parts, 25 per cent of the seats are reserved for the economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups, 5 per cent for wards of the staff/employees of the school and 5 per cent for girls.
Common admission form could be huge step towards checking commercialisation of education and saving the parents from exploitation at the hands of the management. With progressive steps being taken, all eyes will be set on nursery admissions in the capital this year which will begin from next month.

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