Nursery admissions: HC verdict has disappointed parents, claims AAP

New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said that it respected the Delhi High Court’s decision to put a stay on the government’s call to scrap the controversial management quota in nursery admissions in private unaided schools but added that this judgement has disappointed the parents.

“With the scrapping of the management quota, the corruption behind it also ended and that is why the parents in the national capital were happy. We respect the decision but this verdict has disappointed them,” AAP leader Dilip Pandey told ANI.

“We respect the verdict and the government will surely challenge this in the upper court,” he added.

Pandey further said the parents in the national capital have been disappointed because they appreciated the AAP Government’s move to scrap the management quota.

“Out of 62 parameters, the court has accepted almost 51 to 52 of them. The management quota has not been accepted,” he added.

Pronouncing its order, the High Court today asked the AAP Government to take action against erring private schools, which were ‘demanding money’ from the parents to admit their kids using the management quota.

The High Court also accepted 11 criteria proposed by the private schools’ association as a replacement for the 62 criteria scrapped under the January 6 order.

The High Court order came on plea by Action Committee Unaided Recognised Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education For All – which claim to represent various private unaided schools – challenging the AAP Government’s order.

The association said the discretionary management quota is not only permitted in all private unaided recognised schools functioning across India but in higher and professional educational institutions. (ANI)