Delhi Education Department has withdrawn the recognition of JD Tytler School in New Delhi's New Rajinder Nagar for refusing admissions under the Economically Weaker Sections quota and not providing free stationery, books, and uniforms to students already admitted under the category, officials said on Wednesday, 24 August.
A show-cause notice was served to the school several times after it refused admission to students under the EWS quota.
The decision to revoke school's recognition has been taken based on recommendations of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee.
They further added that the private school has also been asked not to admit any students for the 2022-23 academic session, and pay salaries and arrears of the staff till the school is in operation.
The school authorities have yet not reacted on the action taken by the Delhi government.
"It was found that the school had not taken admission of some students under EWS quota and also had not provided free stationery to students. The action was recommended keeping in mind the interests of the children studying in the school. The school has been instructed by the education department not to admit new students in any class from the academic session 2022-23 onwards," Vishesh Ravi, chairperson of the SC/ST Welfare Committee said, as quoted by news agency PTI.
"The district DDE concerned will ensure that the students of JD Tytler School be accommodated in the nearest government schools if they so desire. It has also been directed that the salary and arrears of the school staff be paid till the school is in operation," he added.
Show-Cause Notices Issued
The DoE had issued show-cause notices to private schools refusing to admit students under the EWS quota.
Ravi further added that even after the notice, some private schools had not taken admission of EWS students and had not even given them stationery.
Therefore, the committee had asked the education department to withdraw the recognition and register an FIR on receipt of complaints against such private schools.
"Several show-cause notices were issued to JD Tytler School. The education department delegation visited the school several times and held several meetings with the school administration to ensure fair treatment to EWS students and parents. But the school refused to admit students under the EWS quota even after several attempts," Ravi said.
(With inputs from PTI.)