Multiple entries in list of selected EWS candidates, allege parents

Several complaints of “multiple entries” in the list of selected candidates seeking admissions in entry-level classes under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/Disadvantaged Group (DG) category surfaced on Tuesday. The development comes a day after the Directorate of Education (DoE) began the process in around 1,700 private schools across Delhi. The revelation has raised serious concern over the scrutinising process of the department.

Many parents claimed that names of some candidates are mentioned multiple times in the computerised draw of lots released by the DoE for the 25 per cent seats reserved under the EWS/DG quota. DNA also found such cases in the list of selected candidates.

Saksham Singh (name changed) has got  12 entries in the draw of lots  — five times in Happy English School, three times in SAAI Memorial School, both in Geeta Colony and four times in Vaishali Public School, Shastri Nagar. In all the cases, the registration ids are different

As per the DoE’s norms, multiple or duplicate entries, if found at any stage, shall be liable to cancellation of the candidature or admission of the candidate. “Here, I am not getting even a single seat for our son and people have got multiple seats in different schools. It requires an urgent intervention of the government,” said a parent, who wished to remain anonymous. The DoE had issued the first list of 43,000 selected candidates for 45,000 available EWS/DG entry-level seats in 17,00 private schools on March 15. This year, as many as 1,28,000 candidates had applied under the category.

“We have been receiving such complaints since yesterday. We have also written to the education minister and the DoE urging them to look into the issue. Proper scrutiny of applications should have been done,” said Sumit Vohra, founder

In 2016, the Delhi government made the EWS/DG category admission online. “Since the process is online, we can’t call it an administration flaw. It means these parents have filled multiple admission forms violating DoE guidelines. Such candidates should immediately be identified,” Ekramul Haque of NGO mission Taleem.

Source By: DNA