After HC Order, Private Schools in Delhi Won’t Deny Admission to Children Under EWS Category as Per Their Will

Last Update: December 18, 2022, 11:42 AM IST

Private schools in the national capital will no longer be able to deny admission to children belonging to economically weaker sections.  (Representational image)

Private schools in the national capital will no longer be able to deny admission to children belonging to economically weaker sections. (Representational image)

The High Court on Friday ruled that private schools can no longer deny admission to children under the EWS category.

Following a Delhi High Court order, private schools in the national capital will no longer be able to deny admission to children under the economically weaker section category as per their wish.

Delhi government officials said that the High Court on Friday ruled that private schools will no longer be able to deny admission to children under the EWS category selected by the Directorate of Education through a draw of lots.

Officials said that this order of the High Court will provide relief to thousands of poor families, as private schools will not be able to deny admission to their children.

Over the years, the Directorate education Several complaints were received about private schools denying admission to children allotted to them, he said.

He told that the argument of private schools was that they were not giving admission to EWS category children due to non-availability of admission in general seats.

Officials said that in this case it was observed that many private schools were admitting a student from EWS category only after getting admission in three seats under general category, due to which many children selected in the draw were denied admission. Went.

He told that after taking the issue to the court, the arguments of both the sides were considered and the decision was reached on Friday that private schools will no longer be able to deny admission to the children selected in the draw. Officials said legal action would be taken against schools denying admission.

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