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Delhi: Second phase of admission begins for EWS kids

May 6, 2013

On May 2, Delhi government started the second phase of admission of children belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) into pre-primary classes in private schools.

The admission of children under the EWS quota into nursery, kindergarten and class I started on May 3 and it will continue till May 15. The department has set up 28 help desks in zonal offices of the Directorate of Education to facilitate the admission process.

“The help desks will be functional between 10 am and 2 pm on all working days during this period to facilitate admission of the children from economically weaker section,” said education minister Kiran Walia.

She said common registration forms will be available at the help desks free of cost and the same can also be downloaded from the department’s website.

As per norms, the schools have to keep aside 25 percent seats in pre-primary classes for children from economically weaker sections.

A large number of seats under EWS quota are lying vacant in most of the schools.

The list of school-wise details of vacant seats has been put up on the notice boards of the zonal offices of the department.

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