The Supreme Court on May 7 cleared the way for nursery admissions in the national capital. The apex court asked the state government to accommodate 24 students under the inter-state transfer category whose parents approached it, as per news reports.
A bench headed by Justice H.L. Dattu quashed the Delhi government notification issued on February 27 by which it had scrapped the inter-state transfer (IST) category, but made it clear that only 24 students who approached it will be getting admission under that bracket.
The SC upheld the government’s earlier notification issued on December 18, 2013 by which it had allotted five points to the IST category.
The five-month-old legal impasse came to an end with today’s verdict and schools in the city can now go ahead with the admission process.
The apex court passed the order on a petition filed by those parents who had come to Delhi from other places in the country and had sought admission under the IST category which was deleted during the admission process by the Delhi government owing to its large-scale abuse.
The apex court had on April 11 put nursery admissions on hold again in Delhi schools after it put a halt on the operation of the high court’s April 3 interim order directing that those children who applied and were selected in draw of lot for neighbourhood and other categories, be admitted.