The Delhi government’s Directorate of Education formally announced that online applications of seats reserved for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG), and children with special needs (CWSN) will start on January 25, 2020, after a month after the process began for open seats in these schools.
The admission procedure for reserved seat children is beginning behind schedule. Two weeks earlier than the previous session, the application process for open seats began on December 15.
The education department said this was done to end the admission process of the EWS/DG and CWSN students early so that they could begin school on time with others. However, it started operating 10 days later than last year.
A total of 22% of the seats in entry-level classes are reserved for EWS/DG children, and 3% are reserved for CWSN in all recognised private schools in Delhi.
The last date for submitting application forms is February 24. The first computerised draw of lots will be held on February 29.
Anyone Delhi resident is free to apply to these seats if they fit in the criteria of the admission that include annual income below Rs 1 lakh, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, other backward classes (non-creamy layer), and disabilities recognised under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, among others.
The Delhi poll dates were out and the Model Code of Conduct was imposed due to which the education department official could not notify regarding the admission process. Before putting out the notification, the department had to wait for permission from the Chief Electoral Officer.