AAP Govt. is planning to introduce the Delhi School Education (Amendment) Bill 2015.
School authorities interviewing a child or his or her parents for admission to nursery classes could face imprisonment of up to 10 years if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has its way. With an aim to make existing rules strict to prevent arbitrariness of private schools in nursery admissions, the Arvind Kejriwal government is planning to introduce the Delhi School Education (Amendment) Bill 2015.
The draft of the proposed Bill suggests that at an entry level in pre-primary and pre-school, where children are below the age of six, schools should neither interview a child nor his or her parents. "Any person or school violating the admission rules should be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend up to 10 years. The punishment may vary provided that the court may, for any adequate and special reason to be recorded in writing, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term, which may be less than five years," it said.
There are 1100 government-run schools and 1500 private schools in Delhi. Another draft Bill being debated is on the regulation of collection of fee by unaided private schools in the national capital. "The government shall constitute a committee for the purpose of determination of fee for any standard or course of study in unaided private schools," reads the proposed draft.