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HC seeks Centre, Cantt Board response on deplorable condition of govt school

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today sought the response of the Centre, the government and the after going through photographs showing deplorable condition of a government school, built on the land belonging to the Ministry of Defence, and lacking and teachers.

A bench of Acting and Justice C said though the Board, in another matter, has recently submitted an affidavit that all the government buildings in its area are disabled friendly, the photographs showed that the school was not at all disabled friendly.

The court's remark came while hearing a plea by NGO Social Jurist alleging that in Delhi Cantonment, which has been taken over by the since 1975 and getting 100 per cent aid from the state government, was in a horrible condition.

The court also ordered a joint inspection of the school by the officials of the and Directorate of of

The court asked the inspection team to submit a report and listed the matter for further hearing on August 10.

Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the NGO, said around 450 students are studying in the school and they have been unjustly deprived of and academic faculty to educate them.

The plea said though the school is open for all, it mainly caters to the children of servants of military officials who are not in a position to educate their kids in private school.

It alleged that the school lacks basic amenities, including potable drinking water, functional toilets, science and computer labs, clean classrooms and proper boundary wall and several posts of teaching staff are lying vacant.

The petition sought direction that the existing building of the school be demolished and rebuilt as a state of art school.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:05 IST