Students move Delhi HC on condition of primary schools
The Delhi High Court today took suo motu cognisance of a letter from primary school students that many schools in the city have been functioning in tents and sought a response from the city government as well as MCD within four weeks.delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2010 00:49 IST
The Delhi High Court on wednesday took suo motu cognisance of a letter from primary school students that many schools in the city have been functioning in tents and sought a response from the city government as well as MCD within four weeks.
Issuing notices to the Department of Education and MCD, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan sought their replies by August 18.
Appearing for the students, counsel Ashok Aggarwal told the bench that despite several orders being passed by this very court to improve the conditions of primary schools, run by MCD or NCT government, many schools have been running in the tents.
He also referred to the High Court's previous directions and said "the civic agency (MCD) has failed to construct the required number of school buildings and 56 schools were found running in the tents for this academic year.
The court converted the letter, written by more than 100 MCD as well as state government-run school students, into a PIL in which the children also sent 141 post cards addressing the Chief Justice and drawing his attention to the condition of their schools.
They also alleged the authorities have violated the provisions of Right to Education Act.