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SC notice to Govt to apply Right to Education

The petition relied upon a newspaper report which spoke of the abysmal state of affairs in a government-aided school.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2006 21:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for enforcing the fundamental right to education in government and government-aided schools across the country.

A Bench comprising Justice Ruma Pal and Justice Dalveer Bhandari also issued notices to the Delhi administration and government-aided Adarsh Senior Secondary School on the PIL filed by Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO.

The petition filed through counsel Ravindra Bana relied upon a newspaper report published in September 2004, which spoke of the abysmal state of affairs in the government-aided school.

According to the report, Adarsh School was functioning with little or no basic infrastructure - broken asbestos roofs, no lights or fans and a library with just 30 books.

The petitioners sought directions to be issued to the school to comply with the required conditions of aid which it received from the Delhi administration.

They urged the court to direct the Delhi Administration to take immediate steps to rectify and remove all the deficiencies referred to in the report.

First Published: Mar 01, 2006 21:29 IST