Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ashok Ganguly committee

The Ashok Ganguly committee appointed by the Delhi High Court to look into admission procedures to nursery classes in public schools recommended awarding of five points to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students.On the recommendation of the first report of the Ganguly committee, the Delhi High Court in October last year had barred nursery schools from conducting any interviews or interaction with children or their guardians during the admission process.While doing away with the interviews, the court had fixed a points system ranging from 1 to 100 for admissions.While assigning maximum 25 points to the neighbourhood clause, the committee earmarked 5 points for physically challenged children. The committee left 25 points to the discretion of the school management.Stressing on the neighbourhood school model, the court said priority should be given to children staying within three km radius of schools - giving 20 points.The points would decrease with the increased distance from the school. The wards of teachers and ex-students would get preference in admissions.

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