Delhi govt. moves HC against stay on nursery admission norms

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): The Delhi government on Thursday moved the High Court showing disagreement with a single judge's interim order staying its new nursery admission notification based on the neighbourhood criteria. The Delhi government appealed before a Delhi High Court division bench for the same. The single judge had said the interim stay on the January 7 notification would remain in place till final disposal of the pleas challenging the Delhi government order directing the private unaided schools to accept nursery admission norms based only on the neighbourhood or distance criteria. The order had come on petitions filed by parents and two school groups challenging the Delhi government's December 19, 2016 and January 7 notifications that made 298 private schools, built on Delhi Development Authority land, to accept nursery admission forms based only on the neighbourhood or distance norm. The High Court had earlier also asked the Centre and the Delhi government to produce before it the allotment letters on the basis of which neighbourhood criteria was imposed. (ANI)