KVS Admissions 2022: The Delhi High Court has upheld the minimum age limit of 6 years for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya. The court on Monday dismissed the petition filed against raising the minimum age. It is noteworthy that for the last several days, the hearing was going on in the Delhi High Court in the matter of increasing the minimum age limit for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas from 5 years to 6 years.
Earlier, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) had extended the last date of registration for admission in Class I by two days to April 13 on the behest of the High Court. The court listed the said petition for further hearing on April 11. The petition challenged the raising of the minimum age limit of Class I to six years for the coming academic year.
The decision to increase the age limit is according to NEP: Central Government
The central government had opposed any interim relief to petitions challenging the change in the minimum age criterion for class I from five years to six years, saying the decision was not sudden as it was part of the National Education Policy. (NEP) which came in 2020 and the policy has not been challenged. Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma, appearing for the Centre, urged the court not to interfere with this age as its order would have pan-India effect and create diversity among students in the age group of five to seven years.
The senior advocate said that the aggrieved students can take admission in other schools and “cannot depend on KVs” for admission. Government employees, who are transferred from one place to another, hence there is a need to ensure uniformity with respect to entry age. Sharma said that against one lakh seats, seven lakh applications have been received. He said that KVs are the beacon of education and are the leaders in the implementation of NEP.