1. Short title and Commencement. –
(1) This order may be called the Delhi School Education (Free seats for students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections) Order, 2006
(2) This Order shall come into force from the academic session 2007-2008
PART – I
2. Definitions. – In this order, unless the context otherwise requires;-
“Act” means the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 (18 to 1973);
“class” includes the entry level class such as pre primary or primary class;
“child belonging to economically weaker section” means a child whose parents have annual income of less than one lakh rupees from all sources and who have been staying in Delhi for the last five years;
“free ship cell” means a free ship cell set up under paragraph 6 of this order, in each district under the control of
“management” means the management of unaided recognized private school, imparting education in Delhi, which has been allotted land for such school by the Government agencies, such as Delhi Development Authority, Land and Development Office and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi etc.;
“rules” means the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973;
3. Free seats for student belonging to economically weaker section. –
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms and conditions of the lease deed pertaining to the land allotted to it for such school, the management shall provide free seats, not less than twenty percent, of total seats, in each class to the child belonging to economically weaker section.
(2) No separate or exclusive class or shift shall be arranged for imparting education to the students admitted against free seats mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)
(3) No tuition fee or any other charges or fee or fund, other than earmarked levies, shall be charged from the student admitted against the free seat.
(4) The students admitted against the free seats shall get financial assistance, at par with the students of Government school, for expenditure on account of uniform and books.
(5) The financial assistance referred to in sub paragraph (4) shall be reimbursed by the Education Department and disbursed through the Head of School.
(6) The management shall not charge any fees or fund or charges of any kind from the other students in lieu of providing free seats to the students of economically weaker sections.
4. Application for admission against free seat. –
(1) The parent seeking admission of his child against the free seat shall submit the following documents along with the application, namely:-
Annual Income Certificate of the earning parent, issued by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate; and
Ration Card of the family, Voter Identity Card of parents, or Birth Certificate of the child.
(Explanation: The parents of the student admitted against free seat shall submit a self declaration of annual income every year for continuation of free seat in the school)
(2) The application along with the documents mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), shall be submitted to the concerned school and in case of refusal by the school, to the Deputy Director of Education of the concerned district, where such school is situated.
(3) No registration fee, including charges of prospectus shall be charged from the parents/child applying against free seat.
(4) Any parent, aggrieved by the action of the management, may file a complaint in writing to the freeship cell, addressed to the concerned Deputy Director.
5. Manner of admission against free seats. –
(1) The management shall display the number of total seats and the free seats available in each class, on the notice board in the school and shall also notify the same to the concerned Deputy Director of Education by the 31st December for entry-level classes, and by the 15th March for other classes, for each academic session.
(2) The management shall also notify the date of submission of applications for admissions against the free seats in entry level or other classes and the last date of admissions.
(3) The information mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) and (2) shall also be made available on the website of the concerned school and website of the Education Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
(4) The management shall acknowledge the application for admission against free seats and shall assign each application a registration number. The acknowledgement receipt shall also indicate the dates of display of admission list on the notice board and the date of admission.
(5) The admissions against the free seats shall be regulated by the Head of the school as per the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and the Rules framed thereunder, subject to the provisions of this Order.
(6) In case the number of applications for admission against the free seats in entry-level classes exceeds the number of seats available, the admission shall be made by draw of lots in the presence of applicant parents and a nominee of Education Department, not below the rank of Vice Principal. The date of draw would be intimated to all the parents reasonably in advance.
(7) In case the number of application against the free seats in other classes exceeds the number of seats available, the admission shall be made as per merit in the admission test to be conducted in the 1st week of April by the school.
(8) In case the number of applications for admission against the free seats is below the number of seats available, the admission shall be made from the available applications and the vacant seats shall be re-notified for inviting further applications and also be notified to the freeship cell for forwarding further application.
(9) The management shall file an annual return in the Freeship Cell of the concerned district regarding number of admissions made etc. by the 15th September of the academic year.
6. Freeship Cell. –
(1) There shall be freeship cell in each districts and the concerned Deputy Director (Education) shall be the controlling officer of the freeship cell.
(2) The parent seeking admission of the child against free seats, may in case of refusal by school, submit the application in the freeship cell, for further transmission to the concerned school.
(3) The freeship cell shall maintain the database of such applications and such information shall also be made available on the website of the Education Department.
(4) On the request of management, the freeship cell may forward further applications for admission against free seats.
(5) The freeship cell shall entertain the complaints of aggrieved persons with regard to free seats, in a time bound manner.
(6) The concerned Deputy Director may inspect any school for ensuring the compliance of this order as per sub-section (2) of the section 24 of the Act, and in case any default is noticed, the matter be reported to the Director.
(7) On receipt of report under sub-paragraph (5), the Director may, after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard, take action under sub-section (4) of section 24 of the Act and/or inform the concerned Government agency, which has allotted the land on concessional rates for taking action against the management for violation of terms and conditions of the lease, as the case may be.
PART – II
7. Saving of admissions already made in compliance of earlier order. –
Notwithstanding supersession of the Order No. No.PS/DE/2004/10496-11595 dated 27th April, 2004, the admissions already made against free seats, in any private recognized school, which has not been allotted land on concessional rates by the Government agencies, shall continue and the studies of such students shall not be disrupted:
The students admitted against free seats in such school shall get financial assistance, at par with the students of Government school, for expenditure on account of uniform and books; and
The financial assistance referred to in first proviso shall be reimbursed by the Education Department and disbursed through the Head of School.