HC directs Delhi govt to provide uniforms, books to poor students

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today pulled up the state government for not adhering to its orders of providing uniforms and books to students belonging to weaker sections of society.

A bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Murlidhar directed the state government to reply by January 7 as to why they have not paid for the uniforms and books of those poor students, who have been given free seats in the freeship quota of the government-aided schools.

Hearing a petition filed by one Ashok Agarwal of Social Jurist, who said despite the Court directions, the Delhi Government has not given the aid in grant to the poor students for their books and uniforms.

After the Court order, which directed the government-aided schools in the Capital that have been allotted land at concessional rates to provide 20 per cent free seats to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) students, the Delhi Government was directed to bear the cost of uniforms and books.

The state government has been directed to pay Rs 1000 per child per annum as one time payment towards cost of uniforms and books.

But no amount has been paid so far.


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