We Will Stamp Out Corruption in Nursery Admission: Manish Sisodia

The Education Minister has said that Delhi Govt is working on a strict law to combat nursery admission racketeers.

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Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal (R), leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), speaks with Delhi’s Education Minister Manish Sisodia during a protest in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is promising to take strong action against those facilitating fake nursery admissions in top schools of Delhi.

The Delhi Education Minister, Manish Sisodia has said that the AAP-led Delhi Government is working on stringent laws to ensure a fair process for admissions and end of discrimination of students in the economically weaker sections (EWS).

Radio stations in the capital have bombarded listeners with messages from Sisodia, inviting Delhiites to give suggestions.

We want to put an end to the corruption that takes place during nursery admissions in Delhi. Private schools in the city are not all bad but a lot of them have simply made the admission process – a business. In the name of EWS admissions, private schools are simply cheating people. AAP will introduce new laws and will put an end to this. We welcome suggestions from parents to help us combat this issue.
– Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

Delhi govt poster with Manish Sisodia’s rhetoric over nursery admissions.&nbsp;(Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AAPDelhiNCR?fref=ts">Facebook.com/Aam Aadmi Party</a>)
Delhi govt poster with Manish Sisodia’s rhetoric over nursery admissions. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook.com/Aam Aadmi Party)

Racket Busted

Earlier, on June 16, the Delhi Police arrested four men for their alleged involvement in an organised racket about admissions to prominent city schools at exorbitant prices.

Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) was quoted in a report in The Hindu as saying that as many as 250 admissions across Delhi schools were obtained on the basis of fake economically weaker section (EWS) certificates for anywhere between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.

Vacant Seats or Fake EWS Certificates

In Delhi, there are a total of 25,000 seats reserved for EWS category applicants. However, in 2013 only 15,000 seats were filled, and in 2014 that number was 20,000. The remaining seats were either left vacant or students with fake EWS certificates were admitted, The Hindu report revealed.

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