Nursery admission: HC seeks centre's view on RTE

New Delhi, Feb. 13 -- The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to make clear by Wednesday if the Right to Education Act was applicable to nursery admissions.

"Two things you (ministry of law and justice) need to make clear is whether the RTE Act is applicable to nursery admission or not and if not applicable, then what is the procedure to be followed for nursery admission," a bench headed by Chief Justice D Murugesan said.

The court had on January 30 reserved its verdict on a PIL challenging two government notifications that gave powers to unaided private schools to formulate their own criteria for nursery admissions.

"We had reserved our order. We could have taken a final stand on the applicability of the Act on nursery admission, but we wanted to know your (the Centre's) views also," the bench said.Arguing for the Centre, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Rajeeve Mehra sought a day's time to respond to the queries.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.


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