RTE Act Not Applicable To Nursery Admissions

RIGHT TO EDUCATION

 

The Delhi High Court on February 19 ruled that the Right to Education (RTE) Act is not applicable to nursery admissions. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain, however asked the Union Human Resources Development Ministry (HRD) to consider amending the Act to include the admission of pre-school classes, under the legislation, to extend the benefits to children below the age of six years. The bench also said that the ongoing nursery admission process in the national capital will remain unaffected.

Upholding the validity of two government notifications that gave powers to private unaided schools to formulate their own criteria, the bench disposed of a PIL, seeking quashing of the notifications issued by the HRD Ministry and the Directorate of Education.

The PIL had been filed by an NGO, which had challenged the two notifications issued by the HRD Ministry and the Delhi government.

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