KVS Admissions 2022: Last Date Extended for Admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya 1st Class

KVS Admissions 2022: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has extended the application deadline for Class I admission by two days. Now Kendriya Vidyalaya Class One Admissions Registration for Kendriya Vidyalaya Class I is open till April 13, 2022. Earlier the last date was April 11. KVS has made this decision because of the ongoing hearing in Delhi High Court on age limit. A notice of this has also been published on the official website of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, kvsonlineadmission.kvs.gov.in.

Let us tell you that the matter of raising the minimum age for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas from five years to six years is pending in the Supreme Court.

Earlier on Friday, the Delhi High Court expressed the hope that Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) will extend the online registration deadline for Class I admission by two days.
The court placed the said petition for further hearing on April 11, challenging the minimum age criterion for Grade I of six years for the coming academic year.

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Counsel for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has agreed with Judge Rekha Palli that the registration deadline would be extended. KVS had previously extended the deadline from March 21 to April 11.

The Center has opposed any interim measure of petitions against the change of the minimum age criterion for Class I from five years to six years, as the decision was not sudden, as it was in line with national education policies. in 2020 and the policy has not been challenged. Additional Advocate General Chetan Sharma, who appeared before the Center, urged the court not to interfere with this age group, as the injunction would have a pan-India effect and create “diversity” among students in the age group from five to seven years.

The senior advocate said the disadvantaged students can get admission in other schools and “not depend on KVs” for admission. Government personnel, who are transferred from one place to another, must therefore ensure uniformity with regard to the age of entry.

Sharma said that against one lakh seats, seven lakh applications have been received. He said KVs are the beacon of education and the leaders in the implementation of NEP.

Violation of constitutional authority by raising the age limit: Applicant
In one of the petitions filed in the court, a five-year-old girl claimed that the change in the age criterion, which was previously five years, would give the petitioner the right to education guaranteed under Articles 14, 21 and 21-A of the Constitution is an infringement. It is also a violation of the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

The petitioner, a student of UKG, is represented by lawyer Ashok Agarwal. It claims that KVS has abruptly changed the Class I eligibility criteria in six years by uploading the Kendriya Vidyalayas admission guidelines on its portal just four days before the start of the admission process last month.

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