Allahabad: In a major move to boost government primary school's condition in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the chief secretary to ensure that the government officials, politicians and judiciary send their wards to these schools.
The HC observed that only then these people would be serious enough to look into the requirements of these schools.
Hearing petitions filed by Umesh Kumar Singh and several others, Justice Sudhir Agarwal directed the chief secretary to take steps within six months so as to make the aforesaid directions effective from the next academic session of primary schools.
Those who have been asked to send their wards/children to government schhols include government officials/servants, those serving in the local bodies, representatives of people and judiciary.
In case the government employees fail to sent their kids to the government primary schools, an amount, which they are paying as fee for their wards in private schools, will be deducted from their salaries every month.
The court also directed the Chief Secretary to submit a compliance report immediately after the lapse of six months.
The issue involved in the writ petitions was with regard to appointment of assistant teachers in state's primary schools.
The court also pulled up the state government for pathetic conditions of government schools and the quality of education during the hearing.