EWS Admission: Delhi Govt to ‘Randomly’ Inspect Private Schools
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)

EWS Admission: Delhi Govt to ‘Randomly’ Inspect Private Schools

The Delhi government has identified over 300 schools as “defaulters” for not sharing the status of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admissions and announced it would conduct “random” inspections in all private schools.

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has formed 24 teams to visit the schools. The team will verify the record of admissions under EWS and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories in entry-level classes for the academic session 2016-17.

The teams, comprising three members each, will submit their reports within two days of inspecting a school.

The government has also warned the “defaulter” schools of action for not submitting data of admissions despite multiple reminders. This, the government says, has led to delay in the entire admission process.

DoE is empowered to conduct a special inspection of private unaided schools on any special aspects of the working of an institution and all records of the school are open to scrutiny by any officer authorised by the Director or appropriate authority at any time. 
Department of Education to School Heads

The DoE also reminded the schools that at least 25 percent of the students admitted should belong to the EWS and DG.

In order to ensure transparency in the process, the government had invited online applications, conducted computerised draw of lots and the list of selected candidates was forwarded to schools for completion of admission formalities in a time-bound manner.

In a separate circular, the DoE said, schools that fail to upload the details on the department’s website by 8 April could face action under the provisions of Delhi School Education Act and Rules.

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