Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on December 5 ordered that the existing income threshold of Rs. 1 lakh per annum, for admissions under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in schools in the city, be increased to Rs. 5 lakhs.
Justice Purushaindra Kaurav directed the Delhi Government to take a decision as expeditiously as possible to increase the existing threshold income of Rs. 1 lakh per annum to a ‘commensurate amount’ which corresponds to the living standards of the intended beneficiaries of the scheme in the city.
The court said that the exercise be done by the Delhi Government after assessing the prevailing economic conditions in Delhi and considering other relevant factors.
“Needless to observe, the criteria must be scientific and must be based on actual data,” the court said.