The Secretary (Education)
Government of NCT of Delhi
Old Secretariat Building
Subject: Hundreds of Class VIII passed students denied admission in Class IX in Delhi government schools
I would like to remind you of our meeting about three weeks ago on the problem of admissions in Class IX in Delhi Government schools faced by students possessing valid Class VIII passed TC duly countersigned by the concerned Education Officer. These students have passed Class VIII in terms of RTE Act, 2009 in the academic year 2013-14 from Recognized private schools of Delhi/ Recognized private schools and Government schools outside Delhi.
It is submitted that students have been illegally subjected to entrance tests held by the Directorate of Education on 2nd May 2014 and 23rd July 2014. Those who have not qualified these entrance examinations, have been refused admission in Class IX in Delhi government schools. The number of such students are in hundreds and if they are not given admission, their careers would be spoiled.
You had assured me during our meeting that no student whether qualifies the entrance examination or not, would not be denied admission in Class IX in the academic year in 2014-15.
Therefore, I request you to kindly intervene in this matter on urgent basis to save the future of hundreds of students by permitting all such students to take admission in Class IX in the Government schools who are possessing valid Class VIII passed TC duly countersigned by the Education Officer without insisting upon the qualifying of the entrance examination.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
National President, All India Parent’s Association