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DoE decides to move Supreme Court on nursery admissions

New Delhi, Dec 22: Delhi government's Directorate of Education has decided to move to the Supreme Court to appeal against the High Court's verdict on nursery admissions in city schools.

High Court had quashed the points system issued by the Lt Governor on November 28 and permitted schools to form their guidelines for nursery admission this season.

A notice has been sent to the advocate of the Directorate of Education (DoE) to Action Committee for Unaided Recognized Private Schools as per which the private schools were asked not to initiate or go ahead with the admission process for the acedemic session 2015-16 till Supreme Court's verdict on the same is out.

DoE decides to move Supreme Court on admissions

"I have been instructed to convey that the DoE, govt of NCT Delhi has decided to prefer Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court against the interim order dated December 10, 2014 of the Division bench of High court in LPA. No 781 of 2014, titled Directorate of Education vs Action Committee of Unaided Private Recognized Schools in which the Court did not grant a stay of the order dated November 28, 2014.

"As the Supreme Court is on vacation to January 5, 2015 and the matter will come up for hearing after the winter holidays, it is hereby informed that the Private Unaided Recognized Schools may not initate and may not go ahead with the admission process in the entry level classes for the academic session 2015-16 in their schools till the matter is decided by the Supreme Court so as not to prejudice the outcome of said SLP," said the notice.

When asked about the implications of the opinion if the schools continue with their admission process, Sumit Vohra of admissionsnursery.com said, "Now as far as the effects are concerned, if the Supreme Court decides to put a stay order on the high Court's verdict, the admissions which would take place during this period from tomorrow will be considered null and void.

PTI

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