Delhi government school has decided to grant admission to 24 kids from Chilla Khadar who had knocked the doors of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal last week.
The action came days after parents who wrote letter to CM seeking admission for their kids, who were denied seats in the absence of Aadhaar card and other bank account details.
The government issued guidelines to the school monitoring committee members to grant provisional admission to the children in this academic session.
“We have sent an SMC member to Chilla Khadar to evaluate the ground situation. The children will be sent to a nearby school – anywhere in Mayur Vihar and Patparganj – depending on their proximity,” confirmed an official working for Atishi Marlena, the education advisor to deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
“As for dropout students who could not complete their classes, we will ensure these students are identified according to their abilities and brought to the classrooms,” the official added.
“Meanwhile, we will also assist them with the paperwork for the documents required.”
The SMC member confirmed that admission will be given to students possessing sufficient documents within this week.
“We will admit students with requisite documents in a day or two. As for students with insufficient documents, we will assist them. Once the students have Aadhaar card, we will admit them. There is no shortcoming on the part of the Delhi government or government schools,” said Ravinder Uniyal, an SMC member .
“Without Aadhaar card and bank account details, it is difficult to get admissions done. Adhering to protocol, we need these details to transfer money for school uniforms and books,” Uniyal explained.
The students will be allowed provisional admission for 30 days ensuring age appropriate class norms under RTE Act, on the basis of an undertaking given by the parents/guardians.