GUWAHATI, Nov 26 � A division bench of Gauhati High Court comprising Chief Justice KS Rao and Justice Ujjal Bhuyan today delivered a judgment issuing number of directions regulating admission to all schools in the State imparting pre-primary education from the calendar year 2015.
As per the crucial judgment, schools cannot conduct interview of the child or parent and the number of seats available should be clearly indicated.
Admission can be based on various criteria such as first come first basis, neighbourhood of the school, sibling of an existing student, girl child or child of a single parent and the specially-abled children.
The criteria should be placed in public domain.
It also said that classrooms should not be cramped and the schools should maintain healthy teacher - pupil ratio and adequate and proper toilet facilities and also adequate space for sporting activities should be there.
Apart from having a child friendly atmosphere, fees should be disclosed at the time of disclosing the admission schedule.
Further, the District Level Grievance Redressal Committee has to be constituted.
The Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam Education (Elementary) Department have also been directed to ensure compliance and implementation.
Senior civil rights lawyer Bhaskar Dev Konwar appreciated the court order and said that the interventions would go a long way in paving way for a better atmosphere for children's education.