Road to school: Nursery admission: Help desks set up for EWS applicants
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In another move towards centralisation of nursery admission, the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi, will set up help desks across the city for collection and submission of nursery admission forms.
Director (Education) Amit Singla said the department had received feedback about some parents facing issues in getting nursery admission forms. The help desks are being set up to address this issue, he said.
"The desks are being set up in all 28 zones of the department," the director said.
Parents will be able to find such desks in at least 20 locations across the city. These desks will have common admission forms for applicants belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups."
The facility will be available exclusively for parents applying under the EWS category. About 25 per cent of the total seats in each school is reserved for EWS students under the Right to Education Act, 2009.
Parents will be able to collect forms from the help desks and submit completed forms at the same desk.
"These forms will be segregated, according to distance, and be sent to the schools in the order of preference as stated by the parent," Singla said.
The help desks will start functioning from Thursday, January 10, for five days, till January 15. They will be open from 10 am to 2 pm on all working days.
After closure of submission of forms on Monday, January 15, according to the DoE schedule, "A school-wise list of forms received/submitted shall be prepared and a copy of the same shall also be forwarded to schools."
Heads of all recognised unaided schools have been directed to send one authorised representative to the district concerned on January 15 to collect the forms and to ensure that forms received in the district office "shall be considered for admissions and draw of lots".
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