The Delhi High Court today, disposed of a petition to disallow nursery admissions in the upcoming academic year (2021-2022). This happened after the Aam Aadmi Party Government stated that it will consider a representation on the issue at the time of framing of the guidelines. Or taking any entry-level decisions.
A petition by Advocate Rajat Vats was being heard at the court, in which he claimed that allowing nursery admissions for the academic session 2021-22 would serve no purpose.
As per the petitioner, nursery education serves the purpose of making children familiar with a classroom environment, which can no longer be possible by the way of online classes. The petition also stated that the reopening of schools cannot be allowed due to COVID 19 and its new strains.
Advocate Ramesh Singh, who stood counsel for the Delhi Government said, that the petition was premature as the authorities were yet to issue any guidelines in connection to nursery level admissions. He added that the authorities could take 2-3 weeks to decide this.
Given the Delhi government’s stand, the petitioner in person thus sought a direction to the schools to stop issuing forms for nursery admissions.
The court observed that no stay could be granted in the absence of the school as parties to the petition.
The petition was ultimately disposed of given the Delhi government’s stand that the petitioner’s opinion shall be considered by authorities at the time of framing of guidelines.