HC asks Delhi govt to advertise about vacant seats at private schools | Delhi News

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government to issue advertisements in newspapers, informing prospective students about the unfilled general category seats at various private schools.
The court noted that schools were unable to fill up all the available general category seats in the entry-level class in the academic session 2020-2021 on account of the pandemic.
In response, the Delhi government and a private school submitted that an attempt can be made to fill the seats by the issuance of a public notice in this regard by the Directorate of Education (DoE).
“The respondents (Delhi government and DoE) are, with the consent of the parties, directed that advertisements be issued by the respondents in all leading newspapers within one week, informing the prospective students that since some general category seats in the entry-level classes in various private schools had remained un-filled in the last academic session, therefore, students can now be accommodated in the corresponding higher classes in the said schools in the current academic session, for which applications may be made to the schools within ten days,” justice Rekha Palli said.
The order said advertisements will clearly state that details of the schools with unfilled general category seats can be accessed on the DoE website.
The court was hearing a plea by Aadharshila Vidyapeeth, a private school, challenging an order passed by the authorities by which its representation seeking exemption from admitting further economically weaker section (EWS) students allotted by the respondents for admission to entry-level classes in academic session 2021-2022 had been rejected. The school submitted that authorities must understand the extensive steps taken to try and fill the seats available with it in the entry class for the academic session 2020-2021.
The HC issued notice to Delhi government and DoE and asked them to file a counter affidavit in response to the plea in 10 days.

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