Setting a new trend, the Delhi government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had today scrapped the management and all other quotas like those for management, siblings and alumni, for admission to nursery classes in private schools. However exemptions have been made for the Economically Weaker Sections. While announcing the decision, Mr. Kejriwal has strictly warned that those institutions going against the order will be taken over by the government.
The CM came heavily on the quota system by saying that, it is the biggest scandal in the country which the Delhi Government is scrapping. He said 75 per cent admissions in the private schools will be under open category. And other than EWS category, there will be no other quota.
“What is management quota? Under it, you get admission if someone is recommended by a chief Minister, education minister, judge, police commissioner, SHOs or by an income tax official. Either it is recommendations or seats are sold,” Kejriwal said. The move comes at the time when Delhi’s private schools are getting ready for admissions to nursery classes.
Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s education minister was also present during the press conference, where both the leaders that the admission process will become transparent and pro-people. Along with this, the government has taken decision to prohibit the schools from making parents to declare details like whether they smoke or drink or consume non-vegetarian food. The Chief Minister has also said that some of the criteria put forward by certain schools as very shocking and violating Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.