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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Let All Govt Servants Send Their Children To Govt Schools: HC

Let All Govt Servants Send Their Children To Govt Schools: HC

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary to ensure that government servants, elected representatives and members of judiciary “and all other persons who get any benefit or salary from state exchequer or public fund” send their children to primary schools run by state Board for Secondary Education.

Passing the judgement, Justice Sudhir Agarwal also ruled that “penal provisions” be laid down for those who violated the order.

“For example, if a child is sent to a private school not maintained by the UP Board,” an amount equivalent to that paid in the form of fees by the erring officials or elected representatives “shall be deposited in state exchequer every month so long as such education in other kind of primary school is continued”.

“Besides, such person, if in service, should be made to suffer other benefits like increment, promotional avenues for a certain period, as the case may be”, the court said, adding “this is only illustrative.

The appropriate provisions can be made by government so as to ensure that ward(s)/child/children of persons, as detailed above, are compelled necessarily to receive primary education in the primary schools run by the Board”.

The order came on petition 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….

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