NEW DELHI: In a landmark judgement on Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court ordered the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to ensure children of senior government officers, bureaucrats, politicians, judges and public representatives study in government schools.
Frustrated over the shabby condition of state-run primary schools in the state, Justice Sudhir Agarwal said their requirements will be fulfilled only after children/ward of people who run the state are sent to these schools.
“Only then would they be serious enough to look into the requirements of these schools and ensure that they are run in good condition,” the court observed.
He directed the chief secretary to take necessary steps within six months to comply to the direction from the next academic session. He also directed the senior most bureaucrat to submit a compliance report immediately after the lapse of six months.
Hearing petitions on appointment of teachers and sub-standard education in primary schools, the court observed that officials responsible for running these schools are treating them in a shabby manner.