Admissions over, 8,000 EWS seats still vacant

Delhi government to start fresh admission process within a week


Jasleen Kaur | April 19, 2012

About 8,000 seats, meant for children from economically weaker section (EWS) are lying vacant in private public schools in the national capital.

This was discussed at the review meeting of the Education department chaired by state education minister Arvinder Singh on Thursday.

According to RTE the act, 25% seats should be reserved for children belonging to disadvantaged group and economically weaker sections at the entry level.

For this year’s admission, the Directorate of Education (DoE), in its circular on December 16 had mentioned that after the admission process gets over on March 31, schools have to inform the DoE about the vacant seats. Thses seats will be filled through a fresh admission process.

The minister has ensured that these seats would be fulfilled by the recommendations of DoE according to applications received by the directorate. Proper admission process would start within a week through a public notice by the DoE.



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