Delhi HC Notice To Centre, Delhi Govt. On Plea To Provide Laptops, Internet To EWS Students

22 days ago
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Source - Hindustan Times

Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to provide laptops, smartphones, with high speed internet connection to  students belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS)  to attend online classes. The High Court also asked the municipal corporation of Delhi to file its response on the plea filed by NGO Justice for All. The court observed that the schools and the government must ensure that every child could reap the benefits of online teaching. It said that schools may  arrange for the equipments for the EWS and may ask for reimbursement later from the central government.

The matter  has been listed for further hearing on June 10.The petition said that over 50,000 students belonging to the economically weaker sections are unable to afford Laptops,  phones and  hence are deprived from attending online classes being conducted by private schools.