Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday directed private schools in the national capital to admit students under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) on the basis of the allotted list sent by the government. Also said that for this, schools should not wait for the completion of the required number of admissions for general category. Sisodia tweeted, “Instructed private schools to complete the process of admission for this year’s 25 percent EWS category, without waiting for 75 percent admissions for general category, at the earliest.
Under the Right to Education Act of 2009, 25 percent seats will be reserved for the economically weaker sections in Nursery, KG and Class I. The students for this category are selected through a draw conducted by the Government of Delhi. The Deputy Chief Minister said during the online press conference that the Delhi government has made a provision that it will draw a draw for the admission of EWS category students on the basis of the information provided by the schools regarding the number of seats and the applications received. “After the applications sought under the EWS category, we have received around 1.26 lakh applications, on the basis of which we have drawn 32,500 seats,” he said.
The process of admission under the EWS category was started on April 7 and the first draw was to be held on April 30 but was held on June 15 after being postponed due to the second wave of the COVID pandemic.
Physical PTM will be held from July 19 to 31
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced that government schools in Delhi will organize Physical Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) for all classes from July 19 to 31, in which students’ progress will be discussed. Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said special PTMs will be conducted for class 6 students, who have joined government schools from municipal schools this year. Sisodia said during an online press conference, “Schools in Delhi have been closed since March last year. They were briefly opened for senior classes earlier this year, but had to be closed again due to the COVID situation and there is no chance of schools reopening anytime soon. However, online classes are going on as per the session schedule.”
He said, “We have decided to call the parents to physically attend the PTM to be held from July 19 to 31, where they will be updated about the progress of the students, their needs and challenges and they How can we learn better in the midst of the new normal?