Supreme Court puts on hold nursery admissions in Delhi

April 12, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
A voter holds a child as she casts her ballot at a polling station at Bungthuam, some 190km on the outskirts of Aizwal, the capital of Mizoram, yesterday. 

New Delhi: The nursery admissions in the national capital will have to wait for some more time as Supreme Court yesterday put on hold Delhi High Court’s nod to the schools to go ahead with the admission process except interstate transfer admission cases.

A bench of Justice H L Dattu and Justice S A Bobde stayed the nursery admissions on the plea of the parents who are aggrieved by the high court’s order excluding interstate transfer cases from the admission process that was set rolling by the interim order on April 3.

The court issued notice to the Delhi government and other respondents. Following the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in February, Delhi is under President’s rule and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung is the administrator.

Senior counsel Nidhesh Gupta, who appeared for the aggrieved parents, said the parents of the children coming under the interstate transfer category were aggrieved at their being excluded in the interim order permitting nursery admission.

Gupta argued that by implication all the admissions that have already taken place would be subject to the outcome of the hearing before the apex court.