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first_imgThe Delhi government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung might lock horns in yet another situation as the former expressed his reservation over the implementation of primary criteria in the nursery admissions process.”The L-G has expressed concerns that since only 250-300 schools fall under the ambit of this neighbourhood category, different guidelines will have to be prepared for the remaining schools. However, even now, all schools make their own criteria. Here, these particular schools will have to give primacy to applicants from their neighbourhood. This is what the elected government of Delhi wants. We have scheduled a meeting with stakeholders on Monday,” said Education Minister Manish Sisodia, as reported by The Indian Express.400 private schools were granted land by DDAThe Delhi government intends to provide admission for students within the walk-able radius in their respective neighborhood.However, the details on what comprises the neighbourhood have not been clarified by the government.It is speculated that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) did not grant and on concession for every prevailing schools. Sources said, of the 1,700 private schools across several neighbourhoods, only 400 were granted land by the DDA.More on the news:Sources said the Delhi government has sent its plan for admission in schools that got land on concession from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to Najeeb Jung before forwarding it to the court   Jung, nevertheless, appreciated the policy, and also expressed his reservation on how the implementation would be carried out. According to reliable sources, the L-G has urged the Delhi government to conduct a meeting with the stakeholders and the DDA, of which the meeting would be held this Monday, just before the plan was finalised for execution   According to Jung, who heads the DDA, of the 400 schools, only 285 has the condition of admission based on the neighbourhood admission policy. The DDA official moreover pointed out that the plan submitted by the Delhi government at the court was not properly resolved by the experts the matter should be decided by the Directorate of Education according to their expert analysis”These look like delay tactics since the admission season is upon us. The case is very clear. The Supreme Court in 2004 said the conditions mentioned in the allotment letter will have to be met. Also, the figure of 285 schools is not entirely correct as the schools whose allotment letter does not mention the neighbourhood clause have junior schools on DDA land – where the clause is mentioned. They will have to admit neighbourhood applicants,” said the petitioner in the case, Khagesh Jha. advertisementRead: SC to monitor setting up of International University in OdishaRead: No subsidy for foreign students in IIT Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more