In yet another set back to the AAP government but a sigh relief for parents, Delhi high court on Friday stayed its notification fixing four years as the upper age limit for nursery admission in private unaided schools of the national capital.
A bench of Justice Manmohan stayed the AAP governments decision fixing the upper age limit saying the parents of the wards did not get enough time to plan the future as the notification was issued on December 18 last year, just on the eve of start of the admission process.
The court also directed that all children above the age of four years desirous of seeking admission in pre-school/nursery can apply for admissions for the academic year 2016-17 on or before February 9 by 4pm.
It asked the Director of Education of Delhi government to ensure that applications of economically weaker section (EWS) children are accepted online.
The schools are also directed to accept the admission forms by February 9 and applications already filed shall be considered, the bench said. The bench posted the matter for April 18 for further hearing.
It had on February 2 observed that children or their parents who may be aggrieved with AAP governments decision to fix four years as the upper age limit for nursery admission in the city schools could approach the court.
It had also observed that the notification, by which the upper age limit was fixed, did not appear to have a legal sanctity as it was not issued by the LG or under any statute.