Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

No Cars, ACs For Ministers if no Benches For Kids in Govt Schools: Uttarakhand HC

Pulling up the Uttarakhand government over the lack of minimum facilities in schools, the HC said “students have fundamental rights to get basic amenities in government schools.”

Utkarsh Anand | CNN-News18

Updated:June 23, 2017, 9:22 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
No Cars, ACs For Ministers if no Benches For Kids in Govt Schools: Uttarakhand HC
File photo of students receiving lessons sitting on the floor in a classroom.

New Delhi: The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday junked the state government’s plea to lift the restriction on buying luxury cars and air conditioners.

Pulling up the Uttarakhand government over the lack of minimum facilities in the schools, the HC said “students have fundamental rights to get basic amenities in government schools.”

The court allowed the state government to buy only water purifiers but departments will need the Chief Secretary's approval for every purchase.

The Advocate General of the state sought four days to come back with a definite timeline on providing basic amenities in schools and said the matter will be discussed "at the highest level."

The HC said the government is obligated to provide qualified teachers, well-lit and duly ventilated class rooms, benches, desks, blackboards, water purifiers and hygienic toilets in government-run schools.

“The focus of the state government should be to provide education by providing basic infrastructure, wherewithal and amenities in government-run schools,” the HC said.

Pointing out that lack of educational facilities have even led to migration of people from the state, the court said, “In case, we are able to provide the infrastructure at the grassroots level, the issue of migration can be adequately addressed.”

The next date of hearing of the case is June 28.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results