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Delhi HC Directs Schools To Provide Adequate Gadgets And Internet Packs To EWS Students For Online Classes

Lawstreet Journal 23 Sep 2020 2:18am

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The Delhi High Court directed the private unaided schools as well as government schools to make the electronic gadgets and internet packs available to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and the other disadvantaged group (DG) so that those students are not left out in the online classes and have equal access to the virtual classes till the Covid-19 situation gets in hand. 

The order was passed by the Division Bench comprising of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula they have proposed the principle of bridging the digital divide among the privileged and unprivileged students. The bench has although allowed the schools to seek repayment for the costs incurred for providing these facilities to the students from the appropriate government under section 12 of the Right to Education Act. 

The petition was moved to the Court by the Justice For All, where they were demanding laptops, internet connection, and other necessary devices for the EWS and DG category students so that there is no discrimination made between the underprivileged and privileged students and the EWS students are sacrificing their studies in this lockdown situation. 

Mr. Khagesh B Jha appeared on behalf of the petitioners and contended that the present writ has to be allowed and admitted in order to implement the right to free and compulsory education formulate under Article 21A of the Constitution of India r/w with Section 3 and 8 of the Right to Education Act, 2009 in his letter. 

He further argued that Section 12(2) of the RTE Act has even specified provisions for and defining the extent… Continue Reading...


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