27 June 2022, New Delhi: More than 2,000 students belonging to EWS (Economically Weaker Section) along with Children with Special Needs (CWSN) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories are eagerly awaiting admission into private schools in Delhi. The education department has issued strict orders to admit all of them immediately.
Although the admission for pending cases was supposed to be finalised by 24 June 2022, however, a total of 2,344 candidates were still waiting to be admitted to their designated schools. In another 1,747 cases, schools had not updated the admission status. According to the Directorate of Education’s report to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a total number of 33,000 seats were allotted to these reserved categories in private schools, to which admission was granted to only 27,000 candidates.
Section 12 (1) (C) of the Right to Education Act requires a 25% reservation in private schools for children in EWS, DG, and CWSN categories. Following complaints of schools refusing admission to these categories, the NCPCR had previously taken notice and written a letter to the Chief Secretary of Delhi requesting to take action against such schools. District officials have been directed by the Education Department to ensure the quick admittance of all selected children in waiting as well as to update the status of the remaining 1,747 candidates.
This article will discuss the directives of the Education Department on this issue in detail.
Table of Contents
- Over 200 EWS Students Await Admission – Overview
- Important Details about the Issue
Over 200 EWS Students Await Admission – Overview
|Issue||EWS, DG, and CWSN candidates have not been provided admission in Delhi private schools, which is already mandated by the state government|
|No. of Candidates Awaiting Admission||2,344|
|No. of Candidates Awaiting Admission Status Update||1,747|
|Categories||EWS, DG, CWSN|
|Last Date of Admission||June 24, 2022|
|No. of Seats Alloted for the 2021-22 Academic Year||40,000|
|No. of Seats Allotted for the 2022-23 Academic Year||33,000|
|No. of Candidates Granted Admission this Year||27,000|
|Directive Issuing Body||Education Department of Delhi|
Important Details about the Issue
- A total of 2,347 students from EWS, DG, and CWSN categories are not yet admitted into private schools in Delhi.
- Out of these, a total of 1,747 kids still await their application status to be updated.
- A total of 40,000 seats for the EWS, DG, and CWSN categories were allotted for the 2021–22 academic year.
- A total of 33,000 seats for EWS, DG, and CWSN categories were allotted for the 2022–23 academic year, out of which only 27,000 candidates have been provided with admissions.
- Section 12 (1) (C) of the Right to Education Act demands a 25% reservation in private schools for children in EWS, DG, and CWSN categories.
- District officials have been directed by the Education Department to ensure the quick admittance of all selected children in waiting, as well as to update the status of the remaining 1,747 candidates.
What are the Directives from the Education Department to Private Schools of Delhi?
All district education officials have been asked to:
- Ensure admission to the 2,347 kids and update the admission status of the remaining 1,747 candidates of the EWS, DG, and CWSN categories.
- Ensure that previous rejections of candidates are based on justifiable reasons and genuine grounds.
- Ensure legal action is taken against schools who do not comply with these directives.
What is the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Category?
The Economically Weaker Section (EWS) is a reservation category in India for people who belong to the General category but are not economically well off. To be included under this category, they must have an annual family income of less than Rs. 8 lakh, and must not belong to any other category such as SC/ST/OBC.
Who is the Disadvantaged Groups (DG) Category?
The Disadvantaged Groups category includes any Indian who belongs to the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs), or Minorities.
What is the Children with Special Needs (CWSN) Category?
Those children who have a disability and require special care and assistance come under the CWSN category. CWSN conditions and disabilities can be divided into four major categories: physical, sensory, developmental, and behavioural or emotional.
How many candidates are yet to be admitted to the private schools in Delhi?
A total of 2,347 candidates from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Disadvantaged Group (DG), and Children with Special Needs (CWSN) are still awaiting admission to private schools in Delhi. Out of these, 1,747 candidates are waiting for their admission statuses to be updated.
How much reservation does a person belonging to the EWS category get?
A person belonging to the EWS category will get a 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.
What was the last date of admission for the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged (EWS/DG) category in private schools in Delhi?
The last date of admission for the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged (EWS/DG) category in private schools in Delhi was June 24, 2022.