During a hearing on Friday, the Delhi High Court has ordered the students of Financially Weaker Section (EWS) in Private School, Private Unaided School and Government School to provide gadgets and internet for attending online classes.
Good News for School Students: Providing Gadgets and Internet for EWS Class Students to Attend Online Class Now School Responsibility
The Delhi High Court, during a hearing on Friday, ordered the students of the economically weaker section (EWS) in the Private School, Private Unaided School and Government School to provide gadgets and internet for attending online classes. During the hearing, the Delhi High Court has asked the government and private schools to ensure that students from weaker sections also get the facility of online classes. Kendriya Vidyalayas are also included in these government schools which will provide gadgets and internet packs to EWS students.
A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula has also ordered that a 3-member committee should be set up to speed up the process of identifying and supplying gadgets for EWS students. The High Court has also made it clear in the order that equipment and internet packs given to poor students will not be a part of tuition fee.
Due to the corona virus epidemic, schools across Delhi and NCR are studying online through schools across the country, but students from weaker income groups are unable to attend online classes due to lack of tools and resources. In view of the ever increasing cases of corona virus infection, it can be said that the option of online class will be used for a long time.
Recently, a petition was filed by a non-governmental institute Justice for All, in which it was said that more than 50,000 EWS students studying in private schools are not able to avail online classes if they talk only about Delhi.
In such a situation, this order of Delhi High Court has now brought relief for poor students.