New Delhi: Ending anxiety surrounding nursery admissions, Delhi Government on Thursday said it will issue guidelines for the enrolment process next week and the entire exercise is likely to be completed by March 31.
   
The admission forms would be issued between January 2 and 16, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said after a meeting with top officials of his department. He has already hinted the criteria for enrolment would be almost same as that of last year.
   
Last year, government had given almost total leeway to private schools to set their own criteria for enrolment of the tiny tots. The schools were given a free hand to frame their own criteria for admission provided they are within broad contours of the Right to Education Act.
    
Barring parents' qualifications and their income, schools were free to include all relevant criteria like proximity of school to students' residences, single parents and son and daughters of alumni. Lovely said each school will have to reserve 25 percent of the total seats for children belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) as per provision of the RTE Act.
   
He said government has decided to provide common admission forms for enrolment under EWS category at all schools across the city as parents of children belonging to the category faced a lot of difficulties last year.
   
Forms for admission under EWS category will be made available on the website of the Directorate of Education.
   
Lovely said a complete list of admissions and number of vacant seats regarding enrolment of EWS children will have to be submitted by each school to the Directorate of Education by March 31.
   
"Thereafter, a public notice would be issued for vacant seats under EWS quota," he said.

Agencies