The bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Mini Pushkarna said during the hearing, ‘It is not that you ignore all this. You are the government, you have to release money. Petitioner NGO Social Jurist, in its PIL, claimed that possession of six newly constructed school buildings comprising 358 classrooms at Mukundpur, Bakhtawarpur, Lancer Road, Rani Bagh, Rohini and MS Punjab Khore for the last two years was a hindrance in approving the payment of Rs 16.67 crore. Could not be taken due to inactivity of urban distribution.
Seeks response from Delhi government on petition for school buses
The High Court has sought response from the Delhi government on a plea seeking to provide about 360 buses to students studying in several government schools in the North-Eastern district to enable them to study in schools in other districts. NGO Social Jurist has alleged that some government schools in the north-eastern district are not providing full-time education as they function either for only two hours a day or on alternate days.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Mini Pushkarna said that the petitioner is demanding 367 buses only to send children to other schools, while a school building is being constructed in his own district. Children should go to school.