HC Shocks UP Politicians; ‘Send Your Children to Govt. Schools
Allahabad High Court shocked politicians and government officials with its verdict on the deteriorating conditions of primary schools. It said that children of government representatives and officials should be sent to primary schools run by government from next academic year. “Take steps within six months so as to make the aforesaid directions applicable from the next academic session. Only then would they be serious enough to look into the requirements of these schools and ensure that they are run in good condition,” said the High Court to Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. HC ordered that fee paid by those officials who continue their children’s education in private schools should be debited from their salary. Suppose a government official pays Rs.1,000 per month for his ward’s fee, an amount of Rs. 1,000 will be debited from his monthly salary.
“If a little care would have been there on the part of responsible officers in making legislations for making recruitment, huge litigations resulting in lakhs of vacancies in primary schools maintained by the UP Board would not have been caused”, the court mentioned. It is known that a petition was filed by Umesh Kumar Singh and others who had challenged the process of selection of Associate Teachers for government-run primary and junior high schools in UP for the years 2013 and 2015.