Send Kids to Govt Schools, HC Directs Govt Officials


Allahabad: In a consequential move the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to make it mandatory for all state government servants to send their kids to government-run primary school.  

Often considered inferior by the elite class in India, the government run schools have witnessed the scooping of cream layer by the private schools. In its order, the HC asked the state government to take appropriate steps to ensure that these guidelines are implemented from the next academic session.

While hearing a group of petitions by Shiv Kumar Pathak and several others, the HC bench of Justice Sudhir Agarwal also suggested strict penalties for those officials/employees failing to follow the new rules.

In case the government employees fail to send 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 in next six months.