The court issued a notice to authorities concerned and directed them to file a status report by September 19. “Respondents have to positively file counter affidavits in four weeks ,” it said.The court was hearing the petition filed by NGO Social Jurist, through advocate Ashok Agarwal, seeking a direction to authorities, particularly the Delhi government, to implement the recommendation of NCERT committee report, 2010.
The plea said that as per the NCERT committee report, the state-provided school education should be administered by a unified body, i.e. the Government of NCT of Delhi by taking over all the schools of local bodies including those run by municipal corporations. “If all these schools are brought under the government of NCT of Delhi, there could be much better management and utilisation of physical infrastructure and academic resources, ” it said.
The plea said that after the enactment of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, the responsibility of implementing this law has been given to the state government.It alleged that standard of education of all public- funded schools was not up to the mark.
The plea said that for the betterment of education of children in Delhi, all the public-funded schools were required to be brought under the Delhi government.
( Source – PTI )