In a recent turn of events, the Supreme Court has stayed Delhi High Court’s verdict on providing free gadgets and Internet to economically weaker children to help them access online education. The High Court’s verdict had deemed it necessary that private schools and government schools both be a part of this exercise.
The High Court had directed that gadgets and the Internet was not a part of the tuition fees and hence, it was up to the schools to provide them for free. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, representing the Delhi government, said that the high court verdict had put additional burden on the government as there was already a lot being done to aid the educational sector.
Thankfully for the Delhi government, a bench headed by Justice Bopanna agreed to hear their plea against the High Court’s Justice. While staying the order, Supreme Court Justice A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramaniam mentioned, “Issue notice. In the meantime, there shall be a stay of operation of the impugned order of the High Court.”